huitlacoche

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish huitlacoche, an alteration of cuitlacoche, from Classical Nahuatl.

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Noun[edit]

huitlacoche (uncountable)

  1. Corn smut prepared as a delicacy
    • 2006, Pete Wells, “Putting Le Bec-Fin to the Test”, in Best Food Writing 2006[1], ISBN 1569242879, page 164:
      I told him how much I'd liked my fish course, a black sea bass fillet with pickled lotus root and huitlacoche sauce []
    • 2009 February 2, Susan Sampson, “1001 foods you must taste”:
      Consider huitlacoche (corn fungus), miracle berries (that trick taste buds into thinking sour is sweet), Casu Marzu (maggoty black-market cheese) or turu (a worm-like mollusc).

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

An alteration of cuitlacoche, from Classical Nahuatl cuitlacochin (ear of maize infected with corn smut), of uncertain composition.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌwi.tɬa.ˈko.tʃe/

Noun[edit]

huitlacoche m (plural huitlacoches)

  1. (Mexico) corn smut (fungus that affects maize, eaten as a delicacy)
    • 2013, Miguel Ángel Chávez Díaz de León, Polícia de Ciudad Juárez, Oceano, page 9
      ¡Estaba a punto de comer huilacoche!
      I was about to eat huilacoche!

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