Definition of chanterelle
: a fragrant edible mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius) usually having a yellow to orange color
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: 1775
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