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

Examples of truffle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First, there are the oldest truffle hunters, who seem to have stepped out of time. Helen Shaw, Vulture, "The Truffle Hunters Heads for the Hills and Returns With a Feast for the Senses," 3 Mar. 2021 Accent your truffle and olive oil hunts with winery visits. Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes, "The Best Bucket List Experiences To Plan For 2021 And 2022," 1 Mar. 2021 Simple pies might cost as little as $6 per slice, while a slice topped with black truffle could go for $13. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, "Italy's tough-to-find regional snacks are the focus of a new East Bay restaurant," 22 Feb. 2021 The reason for the pine nut puree in an order of black truffle risotto was so Eom can avoid using cheese or cream and offer something for vegans. Washington Post, "Fresh reasons to return to 1789, one of D.C.’s oldest restaurants," 19 Feb. 2021 Sacchetti pasta is basically like pasta pillows, stuffed with ricotta and white truffle. cleveland, "Where your favorite Cleveland TV personalities like to eat out," 22 Dec. 2020 There are nine standard chocolate truffle flavors (12 pieces for $27.90); don't miss the espresso and caramel-pecan varieties. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Here are 10 local ideas for all-chocolate Valentine's Day celebrations," 5 Feb. 2021 Dessert options include gluten-free chocolate truffle cake, strawberry mascarpone cheesecake and pastry chef Braeden Gilbert’s old-fashioned buttermilk pie. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Takeout for two: 50-plus D-FW restaurants offering Valentine’s Day specials," 4 Feb. 2021 Milk Bar Double Truffle Set Trust us, none of your gal pals will be bummed about receiving this delicious truffle set. Sunset Magazine, "11 Self-Care Gifts to Get Your Girls for Galentine’s Day," 19 Jan. 2021

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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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The first known use of truffle was in 1591

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5 Mar 2021

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“Truffle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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