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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He orders ravioli with foie gras and white truffle shavings.
▪ Grate the remaining white chocolate and roll the white truffles in it.
▪ He became honorary president of the region's truffle farmers' union.
▪ He orders ravioli with foie gras and white truffle shavings.
▪ If overheated it will become granular, so spoiling the delicate texture of the truffles.
▪ One chocolate truffle has the same amount of fat as 26 oranges.
▪ Roll the truffles gently but firmly, using enough icing sugar on your hands to prevent the mixture from sticking.
▪ Stars Restaurant offers braised lamb shank with black truffles for $ 24 and shirts for $ 15.
▪ The truffles are sorted, brushed clean, weighed on Roman scales and placed in small chestnut baskets.
▪ You can shave truffles on these eggs or spoon caviar on them.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Truffle \Truf"fle\ (?; 277), n. [OF. trufle, F. truffe; akin to Sp. trufa, tartufo; of uncertain origin; perhaps from L. tuber a tumor, knob, truffle. Cf. Tuber, Trifle.] Any one of several kinds of roundish, subterranean fungi, usually of a blackish color. The French truffle ( Tuber melanosporum) and the English truffle ( Tuber [ae]stivum) are much esteemed as articles of food.

Truffle worm (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a fly of the genus Leiodes, injurious to truffles.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

type of edible underground fungus, 1590s, from Middle French trufle (14c.), 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.


n. 1 Any of various edible fungi, of the genus ''Tuber'', that grow in the soil in southern Europe; the earthnut. 2 A creamy chocolate confection, in the form of a ball, covered with cocoa powder.

  1. n. any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber; grow naturally in southwestern Europe [syn: earthnut, earth-ball]

  2. edible subterranean fungus of the genus Tuber [syn: earthnut]

  3. creamy chocolate candy [syn: chocolate truffle]


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

Some of the truffle species are highly prized as food. French gourmet Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin called truffles "the diamond of the kitchen". Edible truffles are held in high esteem in Croatian, French, Georgian, Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern, and Spanish cooking, as well as in international .

Truffle (disambiguation)

The truffle is the edible body of fungi in the genus Tuber.

Truffle or Truffles may also refer to:

  • Chocolate truffle, a chocolate confection
  • Truffles (character), a character on Chowder
  • Truffles, a minor character in Peanuts
  • Truffle, a Happy Tree Friends character
  • " Savoy Truffle", a song by The Beatles

Usage examples of "truffle".

Amanda lost in a chocolate truffle reverie, thin sculpted shells of creme fraiche and gin and Grand Marnier and liquid cherries and raspberry puree, imagined tastes the sweetest.

It was a mere intellectual dispute with his gustation that what he tasted seemed not quite a truffle.

It would be difficult to draw a picture of the indignation which overpowered me when, as we were about two miles from Terni, the infamous friar shewed me a small bag full of truffles which the scoundrel had stolen from the amiable woman by way of thanks for her generous hospitality.

We had sturgeon and some delicious truffles, which I enjoyed not so much for my own sake as for the pleasure with which my companions devoured them.

Interspersed among the large molded items were miniature gift boxes of gold and silver, each stuffed with yummy TenHuis truffles and bonbons and molded bears.

It keeps the front shop going hard, as our summer student helpers sell bonbons, truffles, and molded chocolate to the thousands of tourists and summer residents who pour into Warner Pier every year.

And the great warm tide of her pleasure and her gratitude took us down into the cool humming, buzzing grotto of the Odalisque below decks, into the deep bunk leaving behind us on the carpeting a hasty trail of bikini top, swim truffle, and bikini bottom where, with the accompaniment of her giggles and sighs and little instructional signals, we played our favorite game of winding up that lmcurious engine of a body of hers to such an aching pitch that a single Might touch, carefully planned, pushed her over the edge.

Before dessert was brought on an enormous dish of truffles was placed on the table.

The roof was hung with hams and polonies and sausages, there were barrels of pickled meats, stacks of fat round cheeses, cases of Hansa beer, cases of cognac, pyramids of canned truffles, asparagus tips, shrimps, mushrooms, olives in oil, and other rarities.

He had been careful not to file any pretrial motions having to do with it and not to put on his witness list anyone who might alert the prosecution to this little buried truffle.

Soft yellow lights, simple music from Mantovani, big black cigars, champagne, truffles, crepes suzettes, squab, wild rice, sweetbreads, saltimbocca, mushrooms and scampi alia casalinga.

After the tortellini, an excellent choice would be the veal filet with truffles.

Andre cheese from the list, and then in the spirit of adventure a chipotle pesto, the international olive mix, some prosciutto, and a chicken pate with black truffle mousse to be served with cornichons and mustard.

A wild-duck breast followed, flavored with a sweet sauce of chestnuts and white truffles, and a large onion baked on a bed of salt, scooped out and filled with white truffles, meat broth, pureed onions, and cheese.

Interspersed among the large molded items were miniature gift boxes of gold and silver, each stuffed with yummy TenHuis truffles and bonbons and molded bears.