chanterelle

noun
chan·​te·​relle | \ ˌshan-tə-ˈrel How to pronounce chanterelle (audio) , ˌshän- \

Definition of chanterelle

: a fragrant edible mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius) usually having a yellow to orange color

Examples of chanterelle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seven years later, three people in Scotland mistook it for a chanterelle. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020 These days, as Hammel explains, its main dinner menu offers up things like ground cherries and lamb ribs and chanterelles and gai lan and fermented squash. Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit, 27 Sep. 2019 Seven years later, three people in Scotland mistook it for a chanterelle. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020 Seven years later, three people in Scotland mistook it for a chanterelle. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020 Seven years later, three people in Scotland mistook it for a chanterelle. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020 Seven years later, three people in Scotland mistook it for a chanterelle. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020 Seven years later, three people in Scotland mistook it for a chanterelle. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020 Seven years later, three people in Scotland mistook it for a chanterelle. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of chanterelle

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chanterelle

borrowed from French, gallicization of New Latin Cantharellus, genus name, earlier a specific epithet, from Latin cantharus "large drinking cup with handles" (borrowed from Greek kántharos, of uncertain origin) + -ellus, diminutive suffix

Note: See note at cantharis

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“Chanterelle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chanterelle. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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