[ kweet-lah-koh-chey; Spanish kweet-lah-kaw-che ]

  1. the black fungus that causes corn smut.

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

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

Words Nearby cuitlacoche Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024