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Porcino is a large edible mushroom with a white stem and brown cap.
An example of a porcino is a wild and widely eaten mushroom that's great in risotto.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
noun pl. porcini
a large, fleshy, edible boletus mushroom (Boletus edulis
) with a brown cap and a thick, white stem; cèpe: usually used in pl.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
noun pl. por·ci·ni
A large edible mushroom (Boletus edulis) widely distributed in woodlands, having a thick rounded brown cap. Also called cep.
Origin: Italian, short for fungo porcino, porcine mushroom, from Latin porcīnus; see porcine.