Definition of portobello in English:


Line breaks: porto|bello
Pronunciation: /ˌpɔːtəˈbɛləʊ
(also portobello mushroom)

noun (plural portobellos)

  • A large mature mushroom with an open flat cap.
    More example sentences
    • Equally nonaggressive but more effective are roast chicken atop smothered leeks, and a meaty stack of portobellos topped by grilled radicchio and balsamic-bathed onions.
    • While I'd be happy to find more portobellos in the linguine Gorgonzola with portobello mushrooms, I love the gorgeously light Gorgonzola cream sauce.
    • Pizzas are made with fluffy dough and a selection of toppings, including red and yellow peppers, tomatoes, black olives, mozzarella and portobello and porcini mushrooms.


1990s: perhaps alteration of Italian pratarolo 'meadow mushroom'.

More definitions of portobello

Definition of portobello in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
a small amount; a little