por·​ci·​ni | \ pȯr-ˈchē-(ˌ)nē How to pronounce porcini (audio) \
plural porcini also porcinis

Definition of porcini

: a large wild edible brownish boletus mushroom (Boletus edulis)

called also cèpe

Examples of porcini in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Potential fungi finds include turkey tail, chicken of the woods, porcini and morels; other possible goodies include miner’s lettuce, wild radish and pine pollen. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2022 There are sixteen sandwiches on the menu, including the New Yorker, which features roast beef and onion-porcini cream. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2022 In the small bowl of a food processor or a mini-chopper, process the porcini until finely ground. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2022 Wild mushrooms like porcini are almost never found fresh in U.S. markets. John Mariani, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 Nebbiolo enchants with precise, pure notes of cherry and strawberry, and its nuances become even more pronounced with age, developing secondary notes of rose, porcini and sage. Janice O'leary, Robb Report, 3 May 2021 The combination of porcini and roasted cremini mushrooms gives this luxurious risotto a serious hit of umami. Staff Reports Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 21 Oct. 2020 The signature bone-in rib-eye comes with a porcini mushroom crust and a 15-year-aged balsamic vinegar ($62). Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Jan. 2015 Majordōmo Meat and Fish by David Chang will inject Asian flair into chateaubriand with grilled porcini-tamari, rose vinegar and foie gras bordelaise. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of porcini

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for porcini

Italian, plural of porcino, short for fungo porcino, literally, porcine mushroom

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3 May 2022

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“Porcini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porcini. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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