trumpet of death

plural trumpets of death

Definition of trumpet of death

: black trumpet You might see cremini (just a baby portobello), or porcini, or cep, or the French trumpet of death, which is blackish and trumpet-shaped, but not deathly.— Karen Mamone, Hartford (Connecticut) Courant, 31 Jan. 1999 Called trompettes de la mort in French, or trumpets of death, they are in the same family as chanterelles and share their fluted shape, but they're black and slightly thinner on the stem.— Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Feb. 2004

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Trumpet of death.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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