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truffels from Mont Ventoux

EtymologyEdit

The word in the Germanic languages (except Icelandic) is a loanword from French truffe (previously trufle)[1] (whence Danish and Norwegian trøffel, Swedish tryffel, German Trüffel)[2], which originates from Old Occitan.[3]

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truffle (plural truffles)

  1. Any of various edible fungi, of the genus Tuber, that grow in the soil in southern Europe; the earthnut.
    Synonym: earthnut
  2. (by analogy) Ellipsis of chocolate truffle (creamy chocolate confection, in the form of a ball, covered with cocoa powder)

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  1. ^ Etymology in Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm: im Laufe des 18. Jahrhunderts entlehnt aus Französischem neben gewöhnlichem truffe stehendem truffle
  2. ^ Etymology in ODS: "eng. truffle; fra fr. trufle (truffe)"
  3. ^ Le Robert pour tous, Dictionnaire de la langue française, Janvier 2004, p. 1144, truffe

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