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truffle

any of various edible saprophytic ascomycete subterranean fungi of the order Tuberales. Truffles are an expensive table delicacy.
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The son of the previous owner told him about the preponderance of truffles on the property and hooked Hoppe up with Charles Lefevre, president of the North American Truffling Society.
Market truffle season with a celebration corresponding with one of the biggest events in the truffling world--The Alba Truffle Festival.
Lefevre, president of the North American Truffling Society, is hoping to raise the profile of Oregon truffles with a three-day Eugene-Springfield festival scheduled for late January.