Definition of bolete
: any of a family (Boletaceae) of fleshy stalked pore fungi that usually grow on the ground in wooded areas; especially : boletus
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Pick huckleberries on site for your breakfast pancakes, and hunt for dinner plate-sized king bolete (porcini) mushrooms for your stroganoff dinner.
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Origin and Etymology of bolete
New Latin Boletus
First Known Use: circa 1821See Words from the same year
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