trumpet of death

noun

Definition of trumpet of death

plural trumpets 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 MamoneHartford (Connecticut) Courant31 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 DugganSan Francisco Chronicle25 Feb. 2004

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First Known Use of trumpet of death

1977


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