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cuitlacoche

[kweet-lah-koh-chey; Spanish kweet-lah-kaw-che]
noun
  1. corn smut.
  2. the black fungus that causes corn smut.
  3. corn affected with this black fungus, having a sweet, smoky flavor, considered a delicacy and used in a variety of Mexican dishes.
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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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