\lˈa͡ɪkə͡ʊpədən tjˈuːbə], \lˈaɪkəʊpədən tjˈuːbə], \l_ˈaɪ_k_əʊ_p_ə_d_ə_n t_j_ˈuː_b_ə]\
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A fleshy, firm body, unknown in its mode of reproduction, which is found under ground, especially in different parts of France, Italy, etc., and is much esteemed as an aliment. It seems to belong to the champignons, and has a particular perfume. Aphrodisaic virtues have been ascribed to it. A Virginia truffle is called Tuckaho.
By Robley Dunglison