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[sep] /sɛp/
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 Unabridged
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  • An' ye ken it's no riches 'at 'ill mak' a guid breed—'cep' it be o' maggots.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • Nothin' 'cep' fish should be teched with the naked fingers, dad says.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • 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! Mark Ambient
  • Diana's mindin' de babies, all de boys 'cep' Ed's dar; he's out in de alley.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • He ain' never let nobody flute his frills fur 'im 'cep'n' me.

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
  • I never saw nothin' come of larnin' yet, 'cep'n worthlessness.

    The Voice of the People Ellen Glasgow
  • I bin ahx da' 'Tildy gal fer marry me, un 'e no crack 'im bre't' fer mek answer 'cep' 'e bre'k out un lahf by me werry face.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • Un I is bin say: 'Wut noung gal gwan do wit' ole Chris'mus' cep' 'e do 'joy 'ese'f?'

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
British Dictionary definitions for cep


another name for porcino
Word Origin
C19: from French cèpe, from Gascon dialect cep, from Latin cippus stake
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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cep in Medicine

CEP abbr.
congenital erythropoietic porphyria

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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