Definition of chanterelle in English:

chanterelle

Pronunciation /ˌtʃɑːntəˈrɛl//ˈtʃɑːntərɛl/

noun

  • An edible woodland mushroom with a yellow funnel-shaped cap, found in both Eurasia and North America.

    • ‘Between the roots of the oaks in her garden, chanterelles were to be found, with truffles if one were to dig a little and was lucky.’
    • ‘Heat the oil and butter in a medium pan, toss in the chanterelles and potatoes and sauté for two to three minutes.’
    • ‘The soup was filled out with herbs, small carrot batons, thin slices of chanterelles, and translucent slices of turnip.’
    • ‘The chanterelle owes its yellow colour to carotene, which yields vitamin A, and also contains vitamin D.’
    • ‘Wild ceps and chanterelles appear in abundance all over Scotland between August and October if the weather conditions are right, which they certainly are at the moment.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from French, from modern Latin cantharellus, diminutive of cantharus, from Greek kantharos, denoting a kind of drinking container.

Pronunciation

chanterelle

/ˌtʃɑːntəˈrɛl//ˈtʃɑːntərɛl/