truffle (trùf´el) noun
1.Any of various fleshy, ascomycetous, edible fungi, chiefly of the genus Tuber, that grow underground on or near the roots of trees and are valued as a delicacy.
2.Any of various chocolate confections, especially one made of a mixture including chopped nuts, rolled into balls and covered with cocoa powder.
[Alteration of French trufe, from Old French, from
Old Provençal trufa, from Vulgar Latin *túfera, truffles,
from dialectal variant of Latin túber, lump.]