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cuitlacoche

[kweet-lah-koh-chey; Spanish kweet-lah-kaw-che] /ˌkwit lɑˈkoʊ tʃeɪ; Spanish ˌkwit lɑˈkɔ tʃɛ/
noun
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the black fungus that causes corn smut.
3.
corn affected with this black fungus, having a sweet, smoky flavor, considered a delicacy and used in a variety of Mexican dishes.
Also, huitlacoche [weet-lah-koh-chey, hweet-; Spanish weet-lah-kaw-che] /ˌwit lɑˈkoʊ tʃeɪ, ˌʰwit-; Spanish ˌwit lɑˈkɔ tʃɛ/ (Show IPA).
Also called maize mushroom, Mexican truffle.
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  • These tacos are inspired by a dish made with a huitlacoche, a fungus that grows on corn.

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