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 Valentine’s dine-in brunch and dinner menus are also available to go and feature dishes like Angus filet mignon rossini, lobster and tarragon tortelloni, pan-roasted Chilean sea bass and porcini braised short ribs. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Takeout for two: 50-plus D-FW restaurants offering Valentine’s Day specials," 4 Feb. 2021 Vegetarian households can still order the full meal and swap out the brisket for a kabocha squash casserole and the chicken broth in favor of porcini broth in the matzo ball soup. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "9 Bay Area restaurants serving Hanukkah feasts for takeout," 3 Dec. 2020 Lemon basil pastas or versions with spinach, porcini or squid ink aren’t unusual. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Secrets to achieving the perfect pasta pairing," 2 Dec. 2020 And even a porcini or crimini can be a prom queenie. Michael Schneider, chicagotribune.com, "‘The Masked Singer’ reveals the identity of the Squiggly Monster," 5 Nov. 2020 Lift the porcini mushrooms out of the water and finely chop. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Learning to prepare risotto is worth the time," 21 Oct. 2020 The menu features eggs Benedict with braised butternut squash, porcini and truffle mushrooms. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Here are 10 new breakfast and brunch restaurants to try in metro Phoenix," 5 Feb. 2020 Duck confit and radicchio Tortelloni in porcini parmesan brodo. oregonlive, "Dumpling Week is back, with 35 Portland restaurants offering special dishes," 29 Jan. 2020 Fancy a Bloody Mary in popcorn form? Whip it up at home—plus recipes for porcini, Parmesan-chive and spiced caramel versions. WSJ, "Crunch Time: Your Super Bowl Snacking Guide," 24 Jan. 2020

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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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The first known use of porcini was in 1954

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20 Feb 2021

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“Porcini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porcini. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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