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 portobello (audio) \ or portabello \ ˌpȯr-​tə-​ˈbe-​(ˌ)lō How to pronounce portobello (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 Their menu also includes a popular portobello mushroom burger. Gerry Frank | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 3 July 2021 Note: For a vegetarian sandwich, substitute 5 large portobello mushroom caps, brushed with oil, grilled and seasoned with salt and pepper for the deli meats. New York Times, 30 Jan. 2021 After watching Mushroom's first performance, Nicole was seriously confused about who the talented portobello could be. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 17 Nov. 2020 Lunch items include a portobello mushroom sandwich and burgers made using grass-fed beef from nearby Dewey. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 21 Oct. 2020 That could be chopping wood, watching scary movies, cooking with a flame or deep-frying chicken or portobello mushrooms. Katherine Reynolds Lewis, CNN, 26 May 2020 An eggplant or portobello mushroom can be a burger bun. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 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, 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, 29 Jan. 2020

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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 21 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of portobello

: a large brown mushroom used in cooking


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