Origin of chanterelleFr, diminutive from Classical Latin cantharus, drinking cup from Classical Greek kantharos
any of a genus (Cantharellus) of yellow or orange mushrooms with forking, gill-shaped ridges and funnel-shaped caps, esp. an edible species (C. cibarius)
- An edible mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius) that is yellow to orange in color, trumpet-shaped, and sometimes fragrant.
- Any of various similar mushrooms of the genera Cantharellus, Polyozellus, and Gomphus, several of which are inedible or poisonous.
Origin of chanterelleFrench from New Latin cantharella feminine diminutive of Latin cantharus cup (from its shape) from Greek kantharos
- Fall meals may include such unusual delicacies as lamb neck with corn and chanterelle mushrooms, black cod with clams and black garlic, and leek bread pudding with fennel.
- Move on to roast maine lobster with chanterelle mushrooms or roasted pork belly and loin.