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date: 14 November 2018

trompette de mort

The Diner’s Dictionary

John Ayto

trompette de mort 

A type of edible trumpet-shaped mushroom related to the chanterelle. Its off-putting name (literally ‘trumpet of death’) was inspired by its greyish colour, not by any lethal effect on the eater. Its vernacular name is horn of plenty, but in culinary contexts the French term is usually used.