: a genus of fungi (family Agaricaceae) distinguished from other white-spored agarics by the low ridgelike and sometimes forked gills of the pileus and including the chanterelle

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New Latin, diminutive of Latin cantharus drinking vessel

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“Cantharellus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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