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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 previewWritings in Science (2016)

A History of the Future by Tom Hendricks

The Blue Truffle is the story here, and here's why. It has a two edged sword. The negative side is that this species of fungi shoots its spores in such high numbers that the planet has a seed winter that blocks many other species from the sunlight ...

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 previewWhat Is Life?, A Guide to Biology (2016)

Biology, Biology by CTI Reviews

A truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean Ascomycete fungus, predominantly ...

Google previewStar 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 previewThe Deerholme Mushroom Book (2013)

From Foraging to Feasting by Bill Jones

Truffles The truffle is the fruiting body ...

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 previewJacques Pépin New Complete Techniques (2012)

by Jacques Pépin

A truffle is a subterranean mushroom that grows through the root systems of certain trees in symbiosis with the host tree—primarily oaks, hazelnuts, and elms. The truffle matures in six to ten years and the precious ...

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, ...

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 previewChambers's Edinburgh 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 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 previewThe Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four (2016)

by Kenneth Womack

“Savoy Truffle” is a song on The Beatles (The White Album). AUTHORSHIP AND BACKGROUND Written by George Harrison, “Savoy Truffle” had been inspired by Eric Clapton's notorious sweet tooth. The legendary guitarist simply couldn't ...

Google previewFirst Science Encyclopedia (2017)

by DK

Truffle hunters use pigs and dogs to sniff them out. Pig sniffing out mushroom Shaggy parasol mushroom White truffle Yeast Yeast are microscopic, Penicillin In 1928, the Scottish scientist Sir Alexander Fleming made an important discovery.

Google previewDictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology (2016)

by Arnold E. Bender

truffle Edible fungus that grows underground and is detected by trained dogs or pigs. The French black or Perigord truffle (Tuber melanosporum) is the most highly prized for its aroma and is used in pâté de foie ...

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 CIBARIUM. The common truffle, TUBER Aestiv UM. The summer truffle. TUBERose. In Botany, the polianthes. 2. It is thus named from its tuberous root, not as a species ...

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 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 previewThe Visual Food Encyclopedia (1996)

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 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 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 ...

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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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