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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Historical Examples of cep

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for cep



another name for porcino

Word Origin for cep

C19: from French cèpe, from Gascon dialect cep, from Latin cippus stake
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Medicine definitions for cep



congenital erythropoietic porphyria
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