- an edible mushroom, Boletus edulis, that grows wild under pine or other evergreen trees: prized for its flavor.
Origin of cep
1860–65; < French cèpe < Gascon cep mushroom, tree trunk < Latin cip(p)us boundary stone, pillar
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Examples from the Web for cep
An' ye ken it's no riches 'at 'ill mak' a guid breed—'cep' it be o' maggots.David Elginbrod
Nothin' 'cep' fish should be teched with the naked fingers, dad says."Captains Courageous"
Wal, they is enterprisin', 'cause they don't keer for nuthin' 'cep' money.Among the Pines
James R. Gilmore
Oona no walk in da' swamp 'cep' you is keer you' coat 'cross da' arm.Nights With Uncle Remus
Joel Chandler Harris
You can't make 'ead nor tail of it, 'cep' the pictures, an' they is—well, there!Oh! Susannah!
- another name for porcino
C19: from French cèpe, from Gascon dialect cep, from Latin cippus stake
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- congenital erythropoietic porphyria
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