Definition of "truffle" [truf•fle]

  • Any of various fleshy, ascomycetous, edible fungi, chiefly of the genus Tuber, that grow underground on or near the roots of trees and are valued as a delicacy. (noun)
  • Any of various chocolate confections, especially one made of a mixture including chopped nuts, rolled into balls and covered with cocoa powder. (noun)

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Use "truffle" in a sentence
  • "Most Americans think a truffle is a chocolate Dessert."
  • "I put them in "truffle" molds, froze them, and now I am trying to package them, but with the butter, they just seem to be melting in my hands. any idea what to use so that the butters don't melt so quickly?"
  • "And then I'll go wash it all down with a plate of foie gras in truffle oil."