Definitions

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  • noun An edible mushroom (Boletus edulis), prized for its flavor.

Etymologies

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From Italian, plural of porcino

Examples

  • Ilpo Musto for The Wall Street Journal Boletus mushrooms, also called porcini, are among the most popular for their rich, nutty flavor.

    Foraging in Finland

  • My favorite, however, was picking more than a garbage bag full of boletus edulis, more popularly known as porcini mushrooms in the mountains of New Mexico.

    Foragers, Speak Up - Bitten Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The most popular is the boletus, known as porcini in places like Italy and the U.S.

    Fun With Fungi:

  • Did yu luk for steinpilz aka porcini or bolete, too? blonde in bloo says:

    remember diet - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Notable is the fact that the boletus edulis, commonly known as porcini, has made a huge comeback in recent years and is one of the most hunted of the mushroom species.

    thinkSPAIN - The leading English Spanish website

  • I thought it tasted like mushrooms just because the cepes '(also known as porcini) flavors melded the cock's combs.

    The Wandering Eater

  • I thought it tasted like mushrooms just because the cepes '(also known as porcini) flavors melded the cock's combs.

    The Wandering Eater

  • The package being made for Canada, I decided that the word Jiaozi would be more readily recognized (like the currently popular Italian porcini which is also known as a boletus or cep(e) but that is another story).

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • The package being made for Canada, I decided that the word Jiaozi would be more readily recognized (like the currently popular Italian porcini which is also known as a boletus or cep(e) but that is another story).

    Dumplings of the world, unite!

  • After growing in oak, chestnut and beech forests, they can usually be found in small packets in Italian shops "porcini," by the way, means little piglets in Italian, or big plastic cylinders at Costco.

    Foodgoat

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  • Pronounced por-CHEE-nee.

    November 24, 2007

  • Singular Porcino.

    November 24, 2007

  • I'm wondering what these fungi have to do with pigs. ie. porci - pigs; porcini - little pigs, by way of diminuitive. Swine used in finding them as in the case of truffles? I don't have access to an Italian etymological dictionary.

    November 24, 2007

  • Was he not a composer?

    December 22, 2008

  • Ha ha!

    December 23, 2008