tartufo(redirected from tartufos)
n. pl. tar·tu·fi (-fē) or tar·tu·fos
An Italian dessert consisting of ice cream shaped into a ball, filled with cherries, nuts, or other ingredients, and coated in chocolate.
[Italian, truffle, tartufo, from Vulgar Latin *territūferum, truffle, from Latin terrae tūber : terrae, genitive of terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots + tūber, lump (probably influenced by dialectal *tūfer); see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]
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a mousse-like Italian chocolate dessert
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