chan·te·relle (shăn′tə-rĕl, shän′-)
1. An edible mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius) that is yellow to orange in color, trumpet-shaped, and sometimes fragrant.
2. Any of various similar mushrooms of the genera Cantharellus, Polyozellus, and Gomphus, several of which are inedible or poisonous.
[French, from New Latin cantharella, feminine diminutive of Latin cantharus, cup (from its shape), from Greek kantharos.]
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