chanterelle


chan·te·relle

noun \ˌshan-tə-ˈrel, ˌshän-\

Definition of CHANTERELLE

:  a fragrant edible mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius) usually having a yellow to orange color

Origin of CHANTERELLE

French
First Known Use: 1775

chanterelle

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Highly prized, fragrant, edible mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius) in the order Cantharellales (phylum Basidiomycota). It is bright yellow in colour and is found growing on forest floors in summer and autumn. Its similarity to the poisonous jack-o-lantern (Clitocybe illudens, order Agaricales), an orange-yellow fungus that glows in the dark, emphasizes the need for careful identification by the mushroom gatherer.

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