Tartufo meaning

tär-to͝ofō
An Italian dessert consisting of ice cream shaped into a ball, filled with cherries, nuts, or other ingredients, and coated in chocolate.
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Origin of tartufo

  • Italian truffle, tartufo from Vulgar Latin territūferum truffle from Latin terrae tūber terrae genitive of terra earth ters- in Indo-European roots tūber lump (probably influenced by dialectal tūfer) teuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition