• WordNet 3.6
    • n Cantharellus a well-known genus of fungus; has funnel-shaped fruiting body; includes the chanterelles
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cantharellus A genus of hymenomycetous fungi, allied to Agaricus. The chanterelle, Cantharellus cibaris, is a wellknown edible species.
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In literature:

The Chantarelle, Cantharellus cibarius, has the smell of a ripe apricot, a delicious odor and easily detected.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
The nearest related genus is Cantharellus, which, however, has blunt and forked gills.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
It is found frequently with Craterellus cantharellus.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard