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truf·fle

 (trŭf′əl)
n.
1. Any of various edible, fleshy, irregularly rounded ascomycetous fungi, chiefly of the genus Tuber, that grow underground on or near the roots of trees and are valued as a delicacy.
2. Any of various round candies made of chocolate, butter or cream, sugar, and various flavorings, often coated with cocoa powder.

[Alteration of French trufe, from Old French, from Old Provençal trufa, from Vulgar Latin *tūfera, truffles, from dialectal variant of Latin tūber, lump; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]

truf′fled adj.

truffle

(ˈtrʌfəl)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: earthnut any of various edible saprotrophic ascomycetous subterranean fungi of the European genus Tuber. They have a tuberous appearance and are regarded as a delicacy
2. (Cookery) chiefly Brit a chocolate sweet resembling this fungus in shape
[C16: from French truffe, from Old Provençal trufa, ultimately from Latin tūber]

truf•fle

(ˈtrʌf əl, ˈtru fəl)

n.
1. any of several subterranean, edible, ascomycetous fungi of the genus Tuber.
2. any of various similar fungi of other genera.
3. a ball-shaped candy of soft chocolate dusted with cocoa.
[1585–95; < Dutch truffel(e) < Middle French truffle, truffe < Old Provençal trufa < Late Latin tūfera,*tūfer]
truf′fled, adj.

truffle

A rare European mushroom-like fungus, black or white in color. Regarded as a delicacy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truffle - any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tubertruffle - any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber; grow naturally in southwestern Europe
genus Tuber, Tuber - type genus of the Tuberaceae: fungi whose fruiting bodies are typically truffles
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
2.truffle - edible subterranean fungus of the genus Tubertruffle - edible subterranean fungus of the genus Tuber
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
3.truffle - creamy chocolate candytruffle - creamy chocolate candy    
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
Translations
tryffeli
トリュフ

truffle

[ˈtrʌfl] Ntrufa f

truffle

[ˈtrʌfəl] n
(= chocolate) → truffe f
(= fungus) → truffe f

truffle

nTrüffel f or m

truffle

[ˈtrʌfl] ntartufo
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The Continental range consists of fine trufles, light mousses and pralines covered in Thorntons unique milk, while and dark chocolate and features hand-finished decoration.