truf·​fle | \ ˈtrə-fəl How to pronounce truffle (audio) , ˈtrü-\

Definition of truffle

1a : the dark or light edible subterranean fruiting body of several European ascomycetous fungi (especially genus Tuber) also : any of various similar fruiting bodies of related fungi
b : a fungus that produces truffles
2 : a candy made of chocolate, butter, sugar, and sometimes liqueur shaped into balls and often coated with cocoa

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Small plates including calamari, meatballs and the house specialty white truffle garlic bread range from $5 to $15. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "North Italia, Mendocino farms open in new North County shopping centers," 6 June 2019 Wine, cute dogs, snacks—plus the tales of her perfect avocado toast and chocolate truffles? Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Former Stylist Reveals What it's Really Like to Hang Out With the Duchess of Sussex," 12 Apr. 2019 For example, the food bank had a package for $150,000 for three chefs to come to your house with unlimited wine and truffles, completely over the top. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "Lydia Fenet Knows How to Command the Room," 9 Apr. 2019 One of these is a dumpling the shape and color of a mushroom, filled with julienned king oyster fungi, ginger, and truffle. Lucas Shaw, The Seattle Times, "From pig-shaped bao to ‘Pac Man’ dumplings, chefs now make dim sum for the Instagram generation," 25 Mar. 2019 Chaltiel’s building is structurally modest—a hollow mound that looks like a large scale chocolate truffle. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Mud-spraying drones could help build emergency shelters," 27 Sep. 2018 Try the artichoke and sunchoke crostino with ricotta and truffle ($4 per piece) and the gnocchetti con pesto with pinenuts and basil ($15). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "A guide to eating 2017 James Beard Award-winning food in Chicago," 24 June 2017 Amid whiffs of truffle oil and warm maple syrup, there was an overall air of comradery; a glamorous village held together by their shared interest in a humblingly good cause. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "Natalia Vodianova Puts the Fabulous in Her Fabulous Fund Fair With Vuitton, Dior, and Stella McCartney Goodies Up for Grabs," 20 Feb. 2019 Guests got a little extra energy from pass chocolate truffles and the groom’s cake, a carrot confection in the shape of a taxi, inspired by a memory of one of their first dates. Kt Merry, Harper's BAZAAR, "From Dallas, With Love: This Texas Wedding Redefined Effortless Elegance," 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of truffle

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for truffle

modification of Middle French truffe, from Old Occitan trufa, from Vulgar Latin *tufera; akin to Latin tuber swelling, truffle — more at tuber

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English Language Learners Definition of truffle

: a type of fungus that grows under the ground and that is used in cooking
: a kind of chocolate candy with a soft center

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