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 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, "You Aren’t Tripping: Fungi Are Taking Over Fashion," 2 Apr. 2021 Add the cremini and shiitake mushrooms and cook 5 minutes, stirring often. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "5 great Passover recipes for Seder: Side dishes, dessert, Matzo Balls," 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, "Learning to prepare risotto is worth the time," 21 Oct. 2020 Try cremini, oyster, maitake, or shiitake mushrooms, says Rubin. Kelsey Ogletree, Better Homes & Gardens, "4 Chef-Tested Tips for a Delicious Plant-Based Christmas Menu," 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, "50-plus D-FW restaurants and grocers offering holiday takeout meals," 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, "COVID delayed its Phoenix debut. Now this southeast Asian restaurant is ready for takeout," 10 Nov. 2020 The combination of porcini and roasted cremini mushrooms gives this luxurious risotto a serious hit of umami. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Learning to prepare risotto is worth the time," 21 Oct. 2020 Order your favorites for brunch, starting at 12 p.m. on Labor Day, including the Everything Jerusalem Bagel platter, khachapuri (a baked egg with cremini mushrooms, cheese and green onions) and dark chocolate babka. Holly Baumbach,, "51 Chicago-area restaurants offering Labor Day specials for dining in or carrying out," 31 Aug. 2020

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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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15 Apr 2021

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“Cremini.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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