Truffle worm
Truffle Truf"fle (?; 277), n. [OF. trufle, F. truffe; akin to Sp. trufa, tartufo; of uncertain origin; perhaps from L. tuber a tumor, knob, truffle. Cf. {Tuber}, {Trifle}.] Any one of several kinds of roundish, subterranean fungi, usually of a blackish color. The French truffle ({Tuber melanosporum}) and the English truffle ({Tuber [ae]stivum}) are much esteemed as articles of food. [1913 Webster]

{Truffle worm} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a fly of the genus {Leiodes}, injurious to truffles. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tuber aestivum — Truffle Truf fle (?; 277), n. [OF. trufle, F. truffe; akin to Sp. trufa, tartufo; of uncertain origin; perhaps from L. tuber a tumor, knob, truffle. Cf. {Tuber}, {Trifle}.] Any one of several kinds of roundish, subterranean fungi, usually of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tuber melanosporum — Truffle Truf fle (?; 277), n. [OF. trufle, F. truffe; akin to Sp. trufa, tartufo; of uncertain origin; perhaps from L. tuber a tumor, knob, truffle. Cf. {Tuber}, {Trifle}.] Any one of several kinds of roundish, subterranean fungi, usually of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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