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Meaning of TRUFFLE

Pronunciation:  'truful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  creamy chocolate candy
  2. [n]  edible subterranean fungus of the genus Tuber
  3. [n]  any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber; grow naturally in southwestern Europe

TRUFFLE is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: chocolate truffle, earth-ball, earthnut, earthnut
 See Also: candy, fungus, genus Tuber, Tuber, vegetable, veggie



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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 ({T. [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.