black trumpet


variants or black trumpet mushroom
: a fragrant, dark brown or black, edible mushroom (Craterellus cornucopioides) that is related to the chanterelle, is found especially in temperate forests of the northern hemisphere, and has a hollow, trumpet or funnel-shaped fruiting body
Related to chanterelles, black trumpets are hollow and drier. They have a chewy texture and an almost smoky flavor.Charles Kelsey, Cook's Illustrated, September/October 2008
He's looking for black trumpet mushrooms and finds the sinister-looking, funnel-shaped fungi on a patch of moss.Jonathan Levitt, Boston Globe, 3 Nov. 2010

called also black chanterelle, horn of plenty, trumpet of death

Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black trumpet was in 1979

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“Black trumpet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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