Truffle: The truffle is the vernacular name given to the edible fruiting body of an ectomycorrhizal ascomycete fungus (scientific name: Tuber melanosporum), which comes in a more or less globular form.
The mushroom can produce several truffles. Certain truffles have been particularly appreciated by gourmets since Antiquity (*), and most species of truffles are highly sought after, but the name truffle is also given to species which have little...
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