- 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
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Examples from the Web for chanterelle
The night I heard him he played the Mendelssohn concerto, and at the beginning of the slow movement his chanterelle broke.Unicorns
Praetorius calls this an octave lute, with the chanterelle C or D.
It had from four to eight courses of strings, the chanterelle or melody string being single and the others in pairs of unisons.
In the tables of accordance here given, the chanterelle is indicated by a X.
The chanterelle does not lie over the finger-board and is always played open by the thumb.
- any saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus of the genus Cantharellus, esp C. cibarius, having an edible yellow funnel-shaped mushroom: family Cantharellaceae
C18: from French, from New Latin cantharella, diminutive of Latin cantharus drinking vessel, from Greek kantharos
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