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1. An edible mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius) that is yellow to orange in color, trumpet-shaped, and sometimes fragrant.
2. Any of various similar mushrooms of the genera Cantharellus, Polyozellus, and Gomphus, several of which are inedible or poisonous.
[French, from New Latin cantharella, feminine diminutive of Latin cantharus, cup (from its shape), from Greek kantharos.]
(Plants) any saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus of the genus Cantharellus, esp C. cibarius, having an edible yellow funnel-shaped mushroom: family Cantharellaceae
[C18: from French, from New Latin cantharella, diminutive of Latin cantharus drinking vessel, from Greek kantharos]
chan•te•relle(ˌʃæn təˈrɛl, ˌtʃæn-)
an edible mushroom, Cantharellus cibarius, having a bright yellow-to-orange funnel-shaped cap.
[1765–75; < French < Latin canthar(us) tankard]
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|Noun||1.||chanterelle - widely distributed edible mushroom rich yellow in color with a smooth cap and a pleasant apricot aroma|
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside