por·​ci·​ni pȯr-ˈchē-(ˌ)nē How to pronounce porcini (audio)
plural porcini also porcinis
: a large wild edible brownish boletus mushroom (Boletus edulis)

called also cèpe

Examples of porcini in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dishes will be lighter and more forward-looking than those previously served, Michael told the San Francisco Chronicle, and might include spiny lobsters, squab grown for Quince in Sonoma, and porcini mushrooms that the staff has been preserving. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 28 Nov. 2023 Thanksgiving dinner will feature roasted organic turkey, haricot vert and porcini mushroom casserole and a signature beef shank adobo. Dallas News, 3 Nov. 2022 At a private estate in Sonoma County, Calif., the culinary stars served an 18-course dinner with dishes like porcini mushroom soup, kanpachi poke and 3.5 lb. Ana Calderone, Peoplemag, 22 Oct. 2023 Remove porcini mushrooms from liquid and chop; reserve soaking liquid. Joy Cho, Good Housekeeping, 8 Aug. 2023 Return the sauté pan with the porcini to medium-high heat, then stir in the reserved pasta water and porcini liquid. Melissa Clark, Dallas News, 20 Dec. 2022 Appetizers included mushroom fries, tuna tartare cones, pork belly skewers, and baja fish tacos, while dinner was an apricot goat cheese salad, wild rice pilaf, green beans, filet with port porcini sauce, and salmon with cajun honey sauce. Kaitlyn Huamani, Peoplemag, 10 July 2023 Try its signature shoyu (soy sauce) ramen for a complex dish made using pork, clams, and fish stock and topped with truffle sauce and porcini oil. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 29 Apr. 2023 Something else driving the mania this year in St. Petersburg is the common appearance of the coveted king bolete, known as porcini by Italians. Yuliya Chernova, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of porcini was in 1954

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“Porcini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porcini. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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