cre·​mi·​ni | \ kri-ˈmē-nē How to pronounce cremini (audio) \
variants: or
plural cremini also creminis

Definition of cremini

: a meaty cultivated brown or tan mushroom that is of the same variety of button mushroom as the larger and more mature portobello

Examples of cremini in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web White and brown button, shiitake, cremini and the more mature portabella mushrooms are most familiar. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 17 Mar. 2021 The Vegan Meal for 2 includes cremini mushroom roast with mushroom gravy, miso creamed greens, coconut sweet potato casserole, jalapeño cornbread dressing, and pumpkin curry soup. Brenda Cain, cleveland, 11 Nov. 2021 Mushrooms are even inspiring our homes, with mushroom mugs and lawn sculptures trending on TikTok and cremini-shaped desk lamps fetching thousands on 1stdibs. Emily Farra, Vogue, 2 Apr. 2021 Add the cremini and shiitake mushrooms and cook 5 minutes, stirring often. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 26 Mar. 2021 In addition to the porcinis, cremini or baby portobello mushrooms are also used. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 21 Oct. 2020 Try cremini, oyster, maitake, or shiitake mushrooms, says Rubin. Kelsey Ogletree, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Dec. 2020 Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s vegan meal for two is $39.99 and includes cremini mushroom roast with mushroom gravy, miso creamed greens, coconut sweet potato casserole, jalapeño cornbread dressing and pumpkin curry soup. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 14 Dec. 2020 Other planned menu items include: Claypot with jackfruit and crispy tofu: Simmered in spicy vinegar and Maggi broth with Japanese sweet potato, kabocha squash and cremini mushrooms. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 10 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of cremini

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cremini

Italian, plural of cremino, from crema cream, from Middle French cresme; probably from their color — more at cream

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“Cremini.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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