bolet vs. champignon

Lya20

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English - England
This is probably a bit of a silly question, but is there a difference between 'bolet' and 'champignon' or are they interchangeable?
 
  • JClaudeK

    Senior Member
    Français France, Deutsch (SW-Dtl.)
    bolet (porcino - boletus edulis) is just a variety of mushroom.
    Il vaudrait peut-être mieux parler d'une sous-famille (=subfamily) de champignons. Les bolets sont aussi des champignons.
    Bolet est un nom vernaculaire ambigu désignant en français certains champignons classés dans la famille des Boletaceae,
    https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolet

    A bolete is a type of fungal fruiting body characterized by the presence of a pileus that is clearly differentiated from the stipe, with a spongy surface of pores (rather than gills) on the underside of the pileus. "Bolete" is also the English common name for fungal species having this kind of morphology.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolete
    are they interchangeable
    Non.
    Tous les bolets sont des champignons mais tous les champignons ne sont pas des bolets. ;)
     
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