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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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  • Once 'pon a time dey wuz a momsus mean man, en he live 'way out in de prairie all 'lone by hisself, 'cep'n he had a wife.

  • An' ye ken it's no riches 'at 'ill mak' a guid breed—'cep' it be o' maggots.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • And she never gae a scraich in her life 'cep' whan she was han'let in a mainner unbecomin'.

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

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • Ye see, she thinks a' kin' o' music 'cep' psalm-singin' comes o' the deevil himsel'.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • Wal, they is enterprisin', 'cause they don't keer for nuthin' 'cep' money.

    Among the Pines James R. Gilmore
  • Once 'pon a time dey wuz a monsus mean man, en he live 'way out in de prairie all 'lone by hisself, 'cep'n he had a wife.

    How Tell a Story and Others Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Oona no walk in da' swamp 'cep' you is keer you' coat 'cross da' arm.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • Not one on 'em comes nigh poor old moother, who might a' died years ago 'cep for little Zippy.

    Perlycross R. D. Blackmore
  • Diana's mindin' de babies, all de boys 'cep' Ed's dar; he's out in de alley.

    Mountain Clement Wood
British Dictionary definitions for cep


another name for porcino
Word Origin
C19: from French cèpe, from Gascon dialect cep, from Latin cippus stake
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cep in Medicine

CEP abbr.
congenital erythropoietic porphyria

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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