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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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • fungus — fungic /fun jik/, adj. funguslike, adj. /fung geuhs/, n., pl. fungi /fun juy, fung guy/, funguses, adj. n. 1. any of a diverse group of eukaryotic single celled or multinucleate organisms that live by decomposing and absorbing the organic… …   Universalium

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  • au̯(e)-9, au̯ed-, au̯er- (*aku̯ent- : aḫu̯ent-) —     au̯(e) 9, au̯ed , au̯er (*aku̯ent : aḫu̯ent )     English meaning: to flow, to wet; water, etc.     Deutsche Übersetzung: “benetzen, befeuchten, fließen”     Note: From Root angʷ(h)i : ‘snake, worm” derived Root akʷü (more properly ǝkʷü ):… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

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