black trumpet

noun
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 KelseyCook's IllustratedSeptember/October 2008
  • He's looking for black trumpet mushrooms and finds the sinister-looking, funnel-shaped fungi on a patch of moss.
  • —Jonathan LevittBoston Globe3 Nov. 2010
called also black chanterelle, horn of plenty, trumpet of death

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First Known Use of black trumpet

1979


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