- any of several subterranean, edible, ascomycetous fungi of the genus Tuber.
- any of various similar fungi of other genera.
- 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.
Origin of truffle
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Contemporary Examples of truffle
His cannabis-infused menus range from truffle tuna casserole and coconut chicken to French toast and omelets.Meet the Julia Child of Weed
November 13, 2014
A grilled cheese sandwich, made with four different cheeses, comes with McLane ham (and is grilled in truffle butter).Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café
Jane & Michael Stern
August 4, 2014
“We are like truffle pigs in a big forest, snorting and looking for oak trees,” adds Brancowitz with a chuckle.Phoenix on New Album ‘Bankrupt!’ and Journey to Rock Superstardom
April 22, 2013
They talk about bicycle riding and truffle hunting in Umbria.Knox's Powerful Fan
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 20, 2010
Just how did the host of a fledgling cable-network series go from doing the truffle shuffle to The Daily Show?From Playboy to The Daily Show
June 7, 2010
Historical Examples of truffle
This sauce can be made with essence of truffle, or game, or shallot.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
Lay a small piece of truffle on each cutlet and cover them with pigs' caul.The Skilful Cook
There is reason to think that, in some cases at any rate, the mycelium is that of the Truffle.The Beauties of Nature
Sir John Lubbock
Hang him a week, with a truffle in him, and stuff him with chestnuts.The Art of Entertaining
M. E. W. Sherwood
This truffle which the Beetle hunts appears to have no particular odor.Insect Adventures
J. Henri Fabre
- Also called: earthnut any of various edible saprotrophic ascomycetous subterranean fungi of the European genus Tuber . They have a tuberous appearance and are regarded as a delicacy
- Also called: rum truffle mainly British a sweet resembling this fungus in shape, flavoured with chocolate or rum
Word Origin for truffle
"edible fungus," 1590s, from Middle French trufle (late 14c.), from Old French truffe, probably from Old Provençal trufa, metathesized from Late Latin tufera (plural), cognate of Latin tuber "edible root." Another theory notes Italian tartuffo (Milanese tartuffel) "potato," supposedly from terræ tuber. Extended 1926 to powdered, round chocolates that look like truffles.