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truffle

any of various edible saprophytic ascomycete subterranean fungi of the order Tuberales. Truffles are an expensive table delicacy.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Miserrimus Dexter lifted one of the truffles tenderly on his spike, and held it up to me in a favorable light.
I returned to my chair, and waited for the truffles.
Miserrimus Dexter lingered and languished over his truffles, and sipped his wonderful Burgundy, and sang his own praises as a cook until I was really almost mad with impatience to return to the real object of my visit.
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The truffles were a revelation with zingy orange and raspberry fondant fillings.
Milad Mohammed scratches the ground to extract what he calls 'manna from heaven' - white truffles coveted as a delicacy at home and abroad.
The French black truffles, or "black diamond", is considered one of the expensive organic foods
According to Fu Chun-hsu, an associate research fellow at the institute, it will take two years to complete the study on the artificial production techniques for the truffles.
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Tribune News Network Doha Walk into the Omani Souq, you won't be surprised to see a long line of citizens to buy the treasured desert truffles. With the popular culinary delicacy reaching the Central Market, especially the Omani Souq, citizens have made a beeline for the prized vegetable despite a box of truffles costing a whopping QR1,400.
A region in north of Italy that has been traditionally known for food, cuisines and gastronomic experiences themed around hazelnut, cheese and truffles: we are talking about the region of Piedmont and its capital Alba.