bo·​le·​tus bō-ˈlē-təs How to pronounce boletus (audio)
plural boletus or boleti bō-ˈlē-ˌtī How to pronounce boletus (audio)
: any of a genus (Boletus) of boletes (such as a porcini) some of which are poisonous and others edible

Examples of boletus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Great-grandmother Busia from a village in northern Poland used boletus to give czarnina, duck blood soup, the flavor of the forest. Makana Eyre, Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2023

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Word History


borrowed from New Latin Boletus, genus name — more at bolete

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boletus was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Boletus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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