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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Recent Examples on the Web That could be chopping wood, watching scary movies, cooking with a flame or deep-frying chicken or portobello mushrooms. Katherine Reynolds Lewis, CNN, "A teen's guide to managing your parents, relationships and coronavirus," 26 May 2020 An eggplant or portobello mushroom can be a burger bun. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "What to do during the coronavirus quarantine if you're on a diet," 28 Mar. 2020 On large rimmed baking sheet, spray portobello mushroom caps with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt; roast at 450°F 20 minutes or until tender. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Beet, Mushroom and Avocado Salad," 17 Mar. 2017 Be sure to scrape off and discard the black gills from the underside of the portobello mushrooms, or the gills will turn the entire pâté an unattractive black color. oregonlive, "Super Bowl 2020 party food: 24 essential dips, including the ultimate guacamole and Buffalo Chicken Dip," 29 Jan. 2020 Beet Wellingtons Portland cookbook author Ivy Manning came up with this vegetarian riff on traditional Beef Wellingtons, with golden beets and portobello mushrooms taking the place of the beef. Grant Butler, oregonlive, "35 vegan Thanksgiving recipes to be truly thankful for," 12 Nov. 2019 Choices included wild berry granola, Bircher muesli, fruit salad and an apple Danish, as well as egg with smoky bacon, poached eggs and ancient grains, or an egg white omelet with balsamic herb tomatoes, kale and portobello mushrooms. Los Angeles Times, "How many meals were served on that 19-hour flight? Fewer than you’d think," 23 Oct. 2019 Bier Garden serves up vegetable flatbread ($14), layered with goat cheese, portobello mushroom, caramelized onion, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper and herb oil. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 2019 Oktoberfest celebrations kick off Friday in El Cajon, Encinitas and Liberty Station," 26 Sep. 2019 The Sauce’s bag prices range from $14 for a vegan bag (which includes portobello mushrooms and vegan sausage) to $20 for a lobster bag. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "The Sauce Boiling Seafood Express makes quick-service bagged seafood meals," 15 July 2019

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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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“Portobello.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/portobello. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of portobello

chiefly US : a large brown mushroom used in cooking

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