Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An edible mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius) that is yellow to orange in color, trumpet-shaped, and sometimes fragrant.
  • noun Any of various similar mushrooms of the genera Cantharellus, Polyozellus, and Gomphus, several of which are inedible or poisonous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the hurdy-gurdy, one of the two strings which may be stopped by keys and on which melodies are played. Their proper tone is usually the G above middle C.
  • noun The shortest or highest string of a musical instrument of the violin or the lute class; the string on which the melody or chant is usually played; especially, the E-string of the violin.
  • noun An edible mushroom, Cantharellus cibarius, resembling Agaricus. It is of a bright-orange color and has a fragrant fruity smell. Also chantarelle and chantarella.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A name for several species of mushroom, of which one (Cantharellus cibrius) is edible, the others reputed poisonous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun widely distributed edible mushroom rich yellow in color with a smooth cap and a pleasant apricot aroma

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from New Latin cantharella, feminine diminutive of Latin cantharus, cup (from its shape), from Greek kantharos.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French chanterelle, from modern Latin cantharellus, diminutive of Latin cantharus ‘drinking vessel’.

Examples

  • Besides its nod to general abundance, the title refers to chanterelle mushrooms nicknamed "Horn of Plenty", which were plentiful at the time.

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  • The very good fried mussels, for example, arrived atop a so-called chanterelle, bacon, and saffron chowder, really a stew.

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  • I enjoyed both the instrument and the folk / improvisatory style of playing the mandolin, a bit as if it were a laouto, with the melody on the kantini (what French lutenists call chanterelle) and droning, mostly tonic / dominant lower strings.

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  • I enjoyed both the instrument and the folk / improvisatory style of playing the mandolin, a bit as if it were a laouto, with the melody on the kantini (what French lutenists call chanterelle) and droning, mostly tonic / dominant lower strings.

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  • I enjoyed both the instrument and the folk / improvisatory style of playing the mandolin, a bit as if it were a laouto, with the melody on the kantini (what French lutenists call chanterelle) and droning, mostly tonic / dominant lower strings.

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  • I enjoyed both the instrument and the folk / improvisatory style of playing the mandolin, a bit as if it were a laouto, with the melody on the kantini (what French lutenists call chanterelle) and droning, mostly tonic / dominant lower strings.

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  • I enjoyed both the instrument and the folk / improvisatory style of playing the mandolin, a bit as if it were a laouto, with the melody on the kantini (what French lutenists call chanterelle) and droning, mostly tonic / dominant lower strings.

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  • The vibrating length of the strings from bridge to nut is 24 in. for all except the highest in pitch, known as the "chanterelle,"

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  • Something that implies that the top-string, or 'chanterelle', was, because of its vulnerability, single strung.

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  • Relaxed, bathrobed guests enjoyed ice vodka sculptures and traditional Russian chanterelle soups and pilmeny short ribs, served by strategically cast female models.

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