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truffle

noun [C] (RARE FOOD)    /ˈtrʌf.l̩/
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
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