Definition of False truffle

1. Noun. Any of various fungi of the family Rhizopogonaceae having subterranean fruiting bodies similar to the truffle.

Group relationships: Family Rhizopogonaceae, Rhizopogonaceae
Specialized synonyms: Rhizopogon Idahoensis, Truncocolumella Citrina
Generic synonyms: Fungus

2. Noun. Any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles.

Definition of False truffle

1. Noun. Any of various fungi that have underground fruiting bodies which resemble truffles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of False Truffle

false scorpion
false shower
false showers
false signal
false smut
false start
false statement
false step
false steps
false strawberry
false suture
false tamarisk
false teeth
false topaz
false trevally
false truffle
false truffles
false vampire
false vampire bat
false verdict
false vertebrae
false vocal cord
false vocal fold
false wintergreen
false witness
falsecard
falsecarded
falsecarding
falsecards
falsed

Literary usage of False truffle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Scleroderma vulgäre, the "false truffle," is extremely common on the surface of the ground in woods, and is gathered by Italians and Frenchmen in ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... the " false truffle," is extremely common on the surface of the ground in woods, and is gathered by Italians and Frenchmen in Epping Forest for the ..."

3. Food and Flavor: A Gastronomic Guide to Health and Good Living by Henry Theophilus Finck (1913)
"An English writer says that the "false truffle" (Scleroderma vulgare) "is extremely common on the surface of the ground ..."

4. Terry's Mexico: Handbook for Travellers by Thomas Philip Terry (1909)
"... boiled and eaten as a sauce with porridge — and possesses a sweetish acid taste. A false truffle (mentioned as a variety of the European Melanogaster ..."

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