Advertisement

truffle (n.)

type of edible underground fungus, 1590s, from French trufle (14c.), probably from Old Provençal trufa, metathesized from Late Latin tufera (plural), cognate of Latin tuber "edible root." Another theory notes Italian tartuffo (Milanese tartuffel) "potato," supposedly from terræ tuber. Extended 1926 to powdered, round chocolates that look like truffles.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Definitions of truffle from WordNet

truffle (n.)
any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber; grow naturally in southwestern Europe;
Synonyms: earthnut / earth-ball
truffle (n.)
edible subterranean fungus of the genus Tuber;
Synonyms: earthnut
truffle (n.)
creamy chocolate candy;
Synonyms: chocolate truffle
From wordnet.princeton.edu