chanterelle

noun chan·te·relle \ ˌshan-tə-ˈrel , ˌshän- \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of chanterelle

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

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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
Note: See note at cantharis


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