A group of chanterelles growing in moss.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: French diminutive ; from Classical Latin cantharus, drinking cup ; from Classical Greek kantharos
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- An edible mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius) that is yellow to orange in color, trumpet-shaped, and sometimes fragrant.
- Any of various similar or related mushrooms of the genera Cantharellus, Polyozellus, and Gomphus, several of which are inedible or poisonous.
Origin: French, from New Latin cantharella, feminine diminutive of Latin cantharus, cup (from its shape), from Greek kantharos.