Definition of chanterelle
: a fragrant edible mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius) usually having a yellow to orange color
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That fat sack of chanterelles is beach-bound, slated to be sautéed with brown butter and poured over grilled local salmon.
Every once in awhile, someone shows up with fresh chanterelle mushrooms.
Spread the asparagus mixture on the plate, add the chanterelles, and garnish with the dough sticks. *Vegetable stock ingredients: Dried mushrooms (shiitake mushrooms work well, but other kinds may be used), cabbage, and carrots.
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Origin and Etymology of 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 ◆See note at cantharis
First Known Use: 1775See Words from the same year
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