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chanterelle Syllabification: chan·te·relle
Pronunciation: /ˌSHan(t)əˈrel/

Definition of chanterelle in English:


An edible woodland mushroom with a yellow funnel-shaped cap and a faint smell of apricots, found in both Eurasia and North America.
  • Cantharellus cibarius, family Cantharellaceae, class Basidiomycetes
Example sentences
  • The chanterelle owes its yellow colour to carotene, which yields vitamin A, and also contains vitamin D.
  • Wild ceps and chanterelles appear in abundance all over Scotland between August and October if the weather conditions are right, which they certainly are at the moment.
  • Between the roots of the oaks in her garden, chanterelles were to be found, with truffles if one were to dig a little and was lucky.


Late 18th century: from French, from modern Latin cantharellus, diminutive of cantharus, from Greek kantharos, denoting a kind of drinking container.

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