Definition of tartufo in English:

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Pronunciation: /tärˈto͞ofō/

noun (plural tartufos)

1An edible fungus, especially the white truffle.
Example sentences
  • If you can try to get your hands on the ever-elusive tartufo nero or black truffle from Norcia.
  • The potato's resemblance to a truffle is shown in the 16th-century name turma de tierra (earth truffle) and in early Italian names tartufo bianco (white truffle) and taratufflo.
  • Scampi and cardoon risotto, risotto with tartufo bianco, brodo di pesce, veal kidney's, and so on.
2An Italian dessert, containing chocolate, of a creamy mousselike consistency.
Example sentences
  • To finish, we shared two desserts: Torta tartufo al cioccolato, rich chocolate mousse on an Amaretto base; and Banana con cioccolata, oven-baked caramelised banana, sweet crepes and chocolate sauce, with ice cream.
  • The nougat noire, a sort of tartufo with whipped cream and raspberry coulis, and the banana death cake drizzled in chocolate, were both good.


Italian, literally 'truffle'.

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Syllabification: tar·tu·fo

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