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white truffle Syllabification: white truf·fle

Definition of white truffle in English:


An underground fungus eaten in Europe as a delicacy. Also called tartufo.
  • Tuber magnatum, family Tuberaceae, subdivision Ascomycotina (also called Piedmont truffle)
Example sentences
  • We're talking about the white truffle, the fungus that grows mostly in Italy and only where it wants to - typically several inches below ground near the roots of oak and hazelnut trees.
  • For the chu-toro, in a medium bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, white truffles, and black truffles and toss to combine.
  • Amidst white truffles, porcini mushrooms, Gorgonzola cheese, chestnuts, and other treasures of the Piedmont region, Carlo Petrini grew up with a savory spoon in his mouth.
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