Definition of truffle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtrʌfl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌfl//
    Sweets and desserts
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  1. 1 an expensive type of fungus that grows underground, used in cooking
  2. 2a soft round sweet/candy made of chocolate See related entries: Sweets and desserts
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: probably via Dutch from obsolete French truffle, perhaps based on Latin tubera, plural of tuber ‘hump, swelling’. Sense (2) dates from the 1920s.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: truffle