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English definition of “truffle”

truffle

noun [C] uk   /ˈtrʌf.l̩/ us  

truffle noun [C] (RARE FOOD)

a type of fungus that grows underground and can be eaten. Truffles are expensive because they are very rare: The Dordogne region's gastronomic specialities include truffles and foie gras. Use truffle oil to add flavour to the dish.Bacteria, moulds, germs and viruses

truffle noun [C] (CHOCOLATE)

a small, round, very soft chocolate: rum trufflesSweets
(Definition of truffle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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