noun chan·te·relle \ˌshan-tə-ˈrel, ˌshän-\

Definition of chanterelle

  1. :  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

Learn More about chanterelle

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chanterelle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).