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Definition of the noun truffle

What does truffle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: truffles

  1. any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber; grow naturally in southwestern Europe
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonyms of truffle: earth-ball / earthnut
    • more generic word: fungus = an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter
    • member of: genus Tuber / Tuber = type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles
  2. edible subterranean fungus of the genus Tuber
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of truffle: earthnut
    • more generic words: veg / vegetable / veggie = edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
  3. creamy chocolate candy


Truffle: A truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean Ascomycete fungus, predominantly one of the many species of the genus Tuber. Some of the truffle species are highly prized as a food. French gourmand Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin called truffles "the diamond of the kitchen". Edible truffles are held in high esteem in French, Georgian, Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern and Spanish cooking, as well as in international haute cuisine. Truffles are ectomycorrhizal fungi and are therefore usually found in close association with the roots of trees. Spore dispersal is accomplished through fungivores, animals that eat fungi.

  • also known as Fungi, Cloud ears, dried

There are other foods with Truffle in their name, like Truffle oil, Chocolate Truffle and White truffle oil.


Truffle is a musical group.


Truffle is a fictional character from the 1999 anime TV series Trouble Chocolate.

Phrases with Truffle

Phrases starting with the word Truffle:

  1. Truffle hog
  2. Truffle oil

Phrases ending with the word Truffle:

  1. Black Truffle
  2. false truffle
  3. White Truffle
  4. Chinese Truffle
  5. chocolate truffle

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Truffle

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Google previewJacques Pepin Celebrates (2001)

by Jacques Pépin, Claudine Pépin

A truffle is a subterranean mushroom that grows through the root systems ofcertain trees. in $_\'l11l\lo$l$ with the host tret—primaril_\' oaks, hazelnuts. and elms. Truffles mature in 6 to I0 years and are usually found a trained dog or sow.

Google previewThe Star Trek Cookbook (2012)

by Ethan Phillips, William J. Birnes

Whether white or black, the truffle is a rather gamy, intense mushroom-like vegetable with a hard nubbly skin that has to be washed to the point of exfoliation before the food can be used. Truffles are sliced thin, extra thin because of the ...

Google previewBiology (2015)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Truffle: A truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean Ascomycete fungus, predominantly one of the many species of the genus Tuber.

Google previewArthur's Illustrated Home Magazine (1855)

The common Truffle is a sort of fungus grow □ ing entirely under ground ; it is sometimes called the ground mushroom. There are several kinds, but the eatable one, of which we shall give some account, is the most remarkable. — Its form is ...

Google previewCountry Pastimes for Boys (1908)

by Peter Anderson Graham

The truffle is an underground fungus, which does not grow everywhere in England, but is practically confined to the counties of Wilts, Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Kent, Essex, and Hertfordshire. It comes under the shadow of trees—the beech ...

Google previewThe Little Cyclopaedia of Common Things (1906)

by George William Cox

The Truffle is a fungus which grows underground like the potato. Truffles are found mostly m woods, usually where oak, beech, and chestnut trees grow. They are generally about the size of a walnut, but some are much larger ; othe'l are aearly ...

Google previewA History of Food (2009)

by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat

The truffle is a fungus which reproduces by means of spores. As in all such fungi, the dissemination and germination of these spores produces mycelium, a substance stretching over an area of 20 centimetres below ground, in filaments called ...

Google previewBest of Perigord (2014)

by Collectif, Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette

The Périgord truffle is a botanical name that does not guarantee the region. Infact , it grows the Lotor the South-East of France as wellasin Italy or Spain. Howeverit continues to be sold under the name because, once, truffles of Sorges and ...

Google previewThe History of the Antient Town of Cirencester, (1800)

In Two Parts ... With Appropriate Observations, and Illustrated with Plates by Samuel Rudder, T. Stevens

The truffle is a vegetable production, found in con- 1 iiderable abundance in Oakley woods; and perhaps ...

Google previewA Tour to Cheltenham Spa; Or, Gloucestershire Display'd (1783)

Containing,an Account of Cheltenham, ... the Natural History of the County of Gloucester, the City of Gloucester, ... by Simeon Moreau

The truffle is a vegetable production, found in fufficient abundance in thefe woods . * For a very accurate defcription, and a beautiful view of the houfe, Oakley Park, Alfied's-Hall, &c. fee Mr. Rudder's extenfive hiftory of Gloucefterfhire ; to which, ...

Google previewChambers's Journal (1845)

The truffle is the most valuable of the family, and commands a good price in the markets of Italy and France. It grows beneath the surface, and has no appearance of a root; its form is that of an irregular globe, covered with small rounded ...

Google previewChambers's Edinburgh Journal (1845)

The truffle is the most valuable ...

Google previewWorking Farmer (1852)

by James Jay Mapes

The Truffle is a subterraneous fungus, growr- ing naturally some inches below the surface, in some parts of Italy, France, and even great Britain. We do not suppose that its cultivation has been attempted in this country, neither are we intimately ...

Google previewThe Working Farmer and United States Journal (1853)

The Truffle is a subterraneous fungus, growing naturally some inches below' the surface, in some parts of Italy, France, and even great Britain.' We do not suppose that its cultivation has been attempted in this country, neither are we in— ...

Google previewDictionary of Herbs, Spices, Seasonings, and Natural Flavorings (2013)

by Carole J. Skelly

TRUFFLE OAK: See ENGLISH OAK. TRUFFLES: Truffles are highly aromatic edible fungi (genus Tuber) which usually grow about one foot underground in the vicinityof certaintrees (usually oak) and herbs. Unlike other fungi they cannot be ...

Google previewMansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops (2001)

(Except Ornamentals) by Peter Hanelt, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

Perigord truffle, black truffle; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

truffle The underground *fruit body of certain species of *Tuber. Truffles are edible and highly esteemed. T. aestivum (summer truffle) is 2-8 cm in diameter and has a dark brown, warty surface. The inside is greyish ...

Google previewThe Visual Food Encyclopedia (2012)

Truffle Tuber spp., Tuberales 314 T ruffles are hard-to-find edible fungi that grow on the roots of trees, particularly oaks. For a long time, experts had trouble deciding how they grew and how to classify them. People used to believe that truffles ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1829)

Tuber cibarium, or common truffle. — Blackish, rough with prominent warts. — Found under the surface of the ground in most parts of Europe, where the soil is light and dry; as well as in Japan, and the East Indies. Dogs are taught to find this ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Gardening (1824)

Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape-gardening, Including All the Latest Improvements; a General History of Gardening in All Countries; and a Statistical View of Its Present State, with Suggestions for Its Future Progress in the British Isles by John Claudius Loudon

The truffle is a subterraneous fungus, growing naturally some inches below the surface in different parts of Britain ; and very common in the downs of Wiltshire, Hampshire, and Kent, where dogs are trained to scent it out The dogs point out the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Exquisite (2010)

An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

TRUFFLE An ediblefungus “Whosoever pronounces the word 'truffle' gives voice to one which awakens erotic and gastronomical dreams equally in the sex thatwears skirts and the one that sprouts a beard,” declared France's great gourmand ...

Google previewThe Food Snob's Dictionary (2009)

An Essential Lexicon of Gastronomical Knowledge by David Kamp, Marion Rosenfeld

Truffle oil. Most of it on the market is merely overpriced vegetable oil augmented by synthetic compounds that ...

Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopaedia (1802)

Or, A Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge, Comprehending a Concise View of the Latest Discoveries, Inventions, and Improvements, Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Enconomy ... by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich

TRUFFLE, or Trurs, Lyco- perdon tuber, L. (Tuber cibarium of Dr. Withering), is a species of puff-ball, which grows under ground, without any roots or the access of light; and attains a si2e of from a pea to the largest potatoe. In Britain, however ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

moschtitus, the musk-scented Truffle, a roundish, even, blackish plant, growing beneath the soil, very rare, as in North Park, ...

Google previewA Hand-book, Or, Concise Dictionary of Terms Used in the Arts and Sciences (1825)

by Walter Hamilton (M.R.A.S.)

The truffle. In Botany, a genus of plants of the natural order fungi. Tuber ciearium. The common truffle. Tuber jEstivum. The summer truffle. Tuberose. In Botany, the po- lianthes. 2. It is thus named from its tuberous root, not as a species of rose.

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Scrabble value of T1R1U1F4F4L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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