I believe this came up in a Moomingvalley book, and I kept getting tongue-tied, so made a note to look it up.
Chanterelle is the common name of several species of fungi in the genera Cantharellus , Craterellus , Gomphus , and Polyozellus . They are among the most popular of wild edible mushrooms. They are orange, yellow or white, meaty and funnel-shaped. On the lower surface, underneath the smooth cap, most species have rounded, forked folds that run almost all the way down the stipe, which tapers down seamlessly from the cap. Many species emit a fruity aroma, reminiscent of apricots, and often have a mildly peppery taste (hence its German name, Pfifferling ). The name chanterelle originates from the Greek kantharos meaning “tankard” or “cup”, a reference to their general shape.
Yes, that’s what we want to know!
chanterelle ( plural chanterelles )
- A widely distributed edible mushroom, Cantharellus cibarius , being yellow and trumpet-shaped; or any similar mushroom of the genera Cantharellus , Polyozellus or Gomphus , not all of which are edible.
cantharus ( plural canthari )
Okay, this is all fine and well and very interesting, but how do I pronounce it?
I can normally figure these things out, but I’m drawing a blank.
How is “chanterelle” pronounced? And remember you can upload audio files.