[ shan-tuh-rel, chan- ]
/ ˌʃæn təˈrɛl, ˌtʃæn- /


a mushroom, Cantharellus cibarius, having a bright yellow-to-orange funnel-shaped cap, a favorite edible species in France.

Origin of chanterelle

1765–75; < French < New Latin cantharella, equivalent to Latin canthar(us) tankard (< Greek kántharos) + -ella diminutive suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chanterelle


/ (ˌtʃæntəˈrɛl) /


any saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus of the genus Cantharellus, esp C. cibarius, having an edible yellow funnel-shaped mushroom: family Cantharellaceae

Word Origin for chanterelle

C18: from French, from New Latin cantharella, diminutive of Latin cantharus drinking vessel, from Greek kantharos
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