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Definition of truffle

What does truffle mean?


  1. any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber; grow naturally in southwestern Europe
    • 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
    • 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
    • synonym of truffle: chocolate truffle
    • more generic words: candy / confect = a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts

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


Truffle: A truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean mushroom; spore dispersal is accomplished through fungivores, animals that eat fungi. Almost all truffles are ectomycorrhizal and are therefore usually found in close association with trees.

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


Truffle is a musical group.


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

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for truffle

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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 previewJacques Pépin Celebrates (2001)

by 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 Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1838)

[March 10, 1838 The common Truffle is a sort of fungus growing entirely under ground ; it is sometimes called the ground mushroom. There are several kinds, hut the eatahle one, of which we shall give some account, is the most remarkable .

Google previewAmerican Homes and Gardens (1906)

The truffle is a mushroom of the order of thecaspores, that is to say, its pores or seeds are inclosed in sporangia or "thecs." Of varieties we may mention, first, the violet truffle, which abounds in Perigord and Provence. It is covered with ...

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

(Except Ornamentals) by Peter Hanelt, R. Büttner

Perigord truffle, black truffle;  ...

Google previewChambers's encyclopaedia (1883)

a dictionary of universal knowledge by David Patrick, William Geddie

TRUFFLE (Tuber), & genus of fungi of the section Qasteromycete* ; globose, or nearly so ; of a fleshy substance, with a distinct skin, the whole substance pervaded by a network of serpentine veins, which are the hymenium, and bear the ...

Google previewThe Visual Food Encyclopedia

by QA International Collectif

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 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 previewChambers's Encyclopaedia: Swastika to Zyrianovsk and index (1896)

TRUJILLO TRUMPETER 311 Truffle {Tuber mtivum) numerous ; they are very generally diffused in temperate parts of tlie world ; they are subterranean, often found at the depth of a foot or more in the soil, usually near the roots of trees, ...

Google previewThe New standard encyclopedia (1907)

by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar

The common truffle (T. wativum) is of a black color, and has a warty surface. It is the principal species sold in the English markets. It varies in size from that of a large plum to that of a large potato. On account of its agreeable flavor, it is used in  ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1894)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

The common French truffle, T. melanosporam, is a winter species. The tubers are globose, bright brown or black in color, and rough with polygonal warts; the mature flesh is blackish gray, marbled within with white veins. It is gathered in ...

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 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 previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1907)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

The common French truffle, T. melanotporum, is a winter species. The tubers are globose, bright brown or black in color, and rough with polygonal warts ; the mature flesh is blackish gray, marbled within with white reins. It is gathered in ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1904)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

TRUFFLE (OF. trufie, trufe, trufie, Fr. truffe, truffle, perhaps from Lat. tubera, neu. pl., but taken as fem. sg. of tuber, swelling, tumor, tuber), ...

Google previewCunningham's Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen (2012)

by Scott Cunningham

Truffle. (Tuber melanospermum) Planet: Venus Element: Water Energies: Love, sex Magical uses: The Romans believed that truffles were created by thunder.2" Add truffles to foods designed to increase your ability to give and to receive love.

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Kalahari Truffle and the Meaning of Life: Is Affluence Possible Without Abundance Lecture 0ct 2013

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James Suzman delivers the Protimos Lecture 2013 at the Parliament Chamber in the Inner Temple in London. The lecture explores the idea of "original affluence...

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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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