cuitlacoche

[ kweet-lah-koh-chey; Spanish kweet-lah-kaw-che ]
/ ˌkwit lɑˈkoʊ tʃeɪ; Spanish ˌkwit lɑˈkɔ tʃɛ /

noun

the black fungus that causes corn smut.
corn affected with this black fungus, having a sweet, smoky flavor, considered a delicacy and used in a variety of Mexican dishes.

Nearby words

  1. cuisine,
  2. cuisine minceur,
  3. cuisinier,
  4. cuisinière,
  5. cuisse,
  6. cuittle,
  7. cuj.,
  8. cuke,
  9. cukor,
  10. cul-de-sac

Also huit·la·co·che [weet-lah-koh-chey, hweet-; Spanish weet-lah-kaw-che] /ˌwit lɑˈkoʊ tʃeɪ, ˌʰwit-; Spanish ˌwit lɑˈkɔ tʃɛ/.

Also called maize mushroom, Mexican truffle.

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