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portobello

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noun por·to·bel·lo \ˌpȯr-tə-ˈbe-(ˌ)lō\

Simple Definition of portobello

  • : a large brown mushroom used in cooking

Full Definition of portobello

plural por·to·bel·los also por·to·bel·las

  1. :  a large dark mature cultivated mushroom noted for its meaty texture that is of the same variety of button mushroom as the cremini

Variants of portobello

also por·ta·bel·la play \-lə\ or por·ta·bel·lo \ˌpȯr-tə-ˈbe-(ˌ)lō\

Origin of portobello

perhaps alteration of Italian prataiolo, prataiuolo or dialect Italian pratarolo meadow mushroom, from prato meadow, from Latin pratum


First Known Use: 1986


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