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truffle

[ truhf-uhl, troo-fuhl ]

noun

  1. any of several subterranean, edible, ascomycetous fungi of the genus Tuber.
  2. any of various similar fungi of other genera.
  3. a candy made of soft chocolate, shaped into a ball and dusted with cocoa, or sometimes a three-layered cube of light and dark chocolate.


truffle

/ ˈtrʌfəl /

noun

  1. Also calledearthnut any of various edible saprotrophic ascomycetous subterranean fungi of the European genus Tuber . They have a tuberous appearance and are regarded as a delicacy
  2. Also calledrum truffle a sweet resembling this fungus in shape, flavoured with chocolate or rum


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Other Words From

  • truffled adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of truffle1

First recorded in 1585–95; from Dutch truffel(e), from Middle French truffle, truffe, from Old Provençal trufa, from Late Latin tūfer (unrecorded), tūfera, probably from an Osco-Umbrian cognate of Latin tūber tuber 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of truffle1

C16: from French truffe , from Old Provençal trufa , ultimately from Latin tūber

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Example Sentences

Without an authoritative presence like voiceover, explanations, or direct interviews, much is left unsaid and unexplained on the art and practice of truffle hunting.

From Eater

While on break two weeks ago, I went foraging for truffles with my neighbor, Renzo, his dog, Luna, and my Lagotto pup, Scilla.

From Fortune

The room filled with the scent of truffle, penetrating the protective layers of my face mask.

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A fair number of truffles have been sold on to restaurants all over the country.

From Fortune

From the moment we got to the secret truffle spot, Scilla was more interested in playing with Luna than going on a serious hunt.

From Fortune

His cannabis-infused menus range from truffle tuna casserole and coconut chicken to French toast and omelets.

A grilled cheese sandwich, made with four different cheeses, comes with McLane ham (and is grilled in truffle butter).

Perfect for the high-tech, fashion-forward, truffle-loving millionaire in all of us.

“We are like truffle pigs in a big forest, snorting and looking for oak trees,” adds Brancowitz with a chuckle.

Optional: Substitute a little truffle oil in the dressing and shave summer truffles over top.

Mince two ounces of lean ham, one truffle, and six mushrooms; stir this mixture into a gill of white sauce.

The excretions of these little parasites cause the truffle to become decomposed and rotten.

Hang him a week, with a truffle in him, and stuff him with chestnuts.

Then she buttoned down her stumpy tail, and waddled off truffle-hunting.

Cut it up into fillets, and on each spread a thin layer of fowl forcemeat, and decorate with slices of truffle.

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