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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

Food

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 and Chocolate Truffle.

Group

Truffle is a musical group.

There are other groups with truffle in their name, like The Savoy Truffle.

Character

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 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 previewVick's Monthly Magazine (1882)

ally the finding of Truffles in this State has been reported, but we believe these reports have never been substantiated. Something quite similar to a Truffle is the Tuckahde, or Indian bread, ...

Google previewThe Star Trek Cookbook (1999)

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 previewSessional papers. Inventory control record 1 (1905)

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

This variety is also found in Northern Italy in goodly quantities, but in Southern Italy the common truffle is the tuber bituminatum, a very inferior article in point of flavour, having the bituminous taste from which its name is derived. Italy produces ...

Google previewLife Is Meals (2010)

A Food Lover's Book of Days by James Salter, Kay Salter

TRUFFLES The truffle is the fruiting body of a fungus that grows underground on the roots of trees, usually oaks. In the past and often still, it is considered an aphrodisiac. Some types are found in North America, North ...

Google previewDiplomatic and Consular Reports. Annual Series (1905)

by Great Britain. Foreign Office

This variety is also found in Northern Italy in goodly quantities, but in Southern Italy the common truffle is the tuber bituminatum, a very inferior article in point of flavour, having the bituminous taste from which its name is derived. Italy produces ...

Google previewPapers by Command (1905)

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

This variety is also found in Northern Italy in goodly quantities, but in Southern Italy the common truffle is the tuber bituminatum, a very inferior article in point of flavour, having the bituminous taste from which its name is derived. Italy produces ...

Google previewMorel Tales (2009)

The Culture of Mushrooming by Gary Alan FINE, Gary Alan Fine

The truffle is an acquired taste, despite its qualities as an aphrodisiac. Yet once the taste is acquired, metaphors give meaning to nearly inexpressible impressions: There they were. Big. The size ...

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 previewthe family kitchen gardener (1861)

by robert buist

TRUFFLE. Tuber a Terra'a.—Truffe, ¥r.— Truffel,Ger. The Truffle is a subterraneous fungus, growing naturally some inches below the surface, in some parts of Italy, France, ...

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. In fact, it growsthe Lot orthe South -East of France aswell as in Italy orSpain. Howeverit continues to be sold under the name because, once, truffles of Sorges and ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for Microbiology: A Human Perspective, textbook by Nester (2013)

Biology, Microbiology by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Truffle: A truffle is a fungi fruiting body that develops underground and relies on mycophagy for spore dispersal. Almost all truffles are ectomycorrhizal and are therefore usually found in close association with trees. There are hundreds of ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Biology: The Dynamic Science, Volume 2, Units 3, 4 & 7 by Peter J. Russell, ISBN 9780495010333 (2014)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Truffle: A truffle is a fungifruiting bodythat develops underground and relies on mycophagy for spore dispersal. Almost all truffles are ectomycorrhizal and are therefore usually found in close association with trees. There are hundreds of ...

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, W. Kilian

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

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 previewChambers's encyclopaedia (1905)

a dictionary of universal knowledge by David Patrick, William Geddie

TRUJILLO TRUMPETER 311 '□it "- '□ , Truffle {Tuber cestivum). numerous ; they are very generally diffused in temperate parts of the world ; they are subterranean , often found at the depth of a foot or more in the soil, usually near the roots of ...

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 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 jsstivum. 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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