black trumpet

variants: or black trumpet mushroom

Definition of black trumpet

: 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

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1979, in the meaning defined above

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“Black trumpet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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