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chanterelle

[shan-tuh-rel, chan-] /ˌʃæn təˈrɛl, ˌtʃæn-/
noun
1.
a mushroom, Cantharellus cibarius, having a bright yellow-to-orange funnel-shaped cap, a favorite edible species in France.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < French < Neo-Latin cantharella, equivalent to Latin canthar(us) tankard (< Greek kántharos) + -ella diminutive suffix
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  • To make sure you have a chanterelle, check the underside of the cap.
  • Once that first morel or chanterelle is spotted, the mind creates a search image, a picture of what to look for.
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chanterelle

/ˌtʃæntəˈrɛl/
noun
1.
any saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus of the genus Cantharellus, esp C. cibarius, having an edible yellow funnel-shaped mushroom: family Cantharellaceae
Word Origin
C18: from French, from New Latin cantharella, diminutive of Latin cantharus drinking vessel, from Greek kantharos
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See girolle

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