Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of TRUFFLE

Pronunciation:  'truful

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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.



 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY