por·​to·​bel·​lo | \ ˌpȯr-tə-ˈbe-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce portobello (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˌpȯr-​tə-​ˈbe-​lə How to pronounce portabella (audio) \ or portabello \ ˌpȯr-​tə-​ˈbe-​(ˌ)lō How to pronounce portabello (audio) \
plural portobellos also portobellas

Definition of portobello

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

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There’s always a vegetarian option, typically smoked portobello mushrooms, while the post-11 a.m. lunch menu is mostly egg-free, save for a migas taco spiked with crunchy little tortilla chips. Michael Russell, oregonlive.com, "Portland’s 2019 Cart of the Year: Matt’s BBQ Tacos," 19 June 2019 In fungi, such as a portobello mushroom, cells have to move atoms from one place to another to stay alive. Quanta Magazine, "The Surprising Origins of Life’s Complexity," 16 July 2013 Seasonal recipes like portobello mushroom tacos and grilled hickory barbecue burgers will seriously up your cooking game. SELF, "The Best Meal-Kit Delivery Services to Try in 2019," 1 Jan. 2019 Place the zucchini, red pepper, portobello mushroom, eggplant, garlic and olive oil in a large mixing bowl. Multiple Authors, House Beautiful, "Morrell's Wine Bar and Café's Buffalo Mozzarella and Summer Vegetable Wrap," 1 May 2010 This super-tender melange of ground beef and wild mushroom burst with deep, rich flavor, enhanced by a portobello Madeira wine sauce. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Stanford Kitchen a welcome addition to Owings Mills dining scene," 5 July 2018 Restaurants in Williams South Rims Wine and Beer Garage pairs a surprisingly eclectic menu that includes an eggplant portobello sandwich and spicy crab cakes with a full slate of wines and craft beers on tap. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Arizona road trip: Williams has Route 66, Bearizona and cool summer fun," 15 June 2018 Asada-style portobello tacos offer a light lunch, while the prime rib French dip leans decadent. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "3 New L.A. Restaurants You Have to Try This June," 31 May 2018 Fried and baked fish, rolled oysters, portobello mushroom sandwich, desserts and craft beer. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "It's fish fry season! Don't miss these 35+ fish fries in Louisville for Lent 2018," 16 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of portobello

1986, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for portobello

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

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English Language Learners Definition of portobello

chiefly US : a large brown mushroom used in cooking

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