black truffle


Definition of black truffle

  1. :  any dark-colored truffle; especially :  the dark, edible, subterranean fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus (Tuber melanosporum) grown especially in France, Spain, and Italy Cut black truffles, which cost $800 a pound this time of year, are sautéed separately with shallots, garlic and thyme. — Jacob E. Osterhout, Daily News (New York), 27 Jan. 2013 In France alone, the annual black truffle harvest has fallen from about 1,000 tons in the 1930s to about 50 tons now. — David Jolly, New York Times, 21 Dec. 2012

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!


First Known Use of black truffle


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up black truffle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!