Definition of chanterelle in English:

chanterelle

Pronunciation /ˈtʃɑːntərɛl//ˌtʃɑːntəˈrɛl/

noun

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

    Cantharellus cibarius, family Cantharellaceae, class Hymenomycetes

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The soup was filled out with herbs, small carrot batons, thin slices of chanterelles, and translucent slices of turnip.’
    • ‘Heat the oil and butter in a medium pan, toss in the chanterelles and potatoes and sauté for two to three minutes.’
    • ‘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

/ˈtʃɑːntərɛl//ˌtʃɑːntəˈrɛl/