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 (pôr′tə-bĕl′ō) or por·ta·bel·la (-bĕl′ə) or por·to·bel·la (-bĕl′ə)
n. pl. por·to·bel·los or por·ta·bel·las
A mature, dark-brown form of the common cultivated mushroom (Agaricus bisporus).

[Origin unknown.]


n, pl -los
(Plants) a large flat-capped edible mushroom
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The new Vegan menu was created in collaboration with the chefs of famed vegan restaurant, Vedge, and features tasty dishes including: Vegan Pickled Sampler: olives and dried chilies, peel-and-eat lupini beans, pickled radishes and mustard seeds Grilled Vegetable Board: grilled broccolini, roasted baby carrots, and roasted tri colored cauliflower Chilled Golden Beet Board: roasted golden beets with avocado, cucumber and smoked tofu sauce, garnished with caper berries and bagel chips Portabella Carpaccio : grilled portabellas, with pickled red cabbage and rye bread toast points and Vegan Chocolate Chips Cookies.
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He prefers portabellas, a dark strain of the same species, Agaricus bisporus, which are harvested after their brown gills open.
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Portabellas are highly coveted during the summer because of their large size and common use as a meat substitute.
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The new Vegan program features tasty dishes including: Vegan Pickled Sampler: Olives and Dried Chilies, Peel and Eat Lupini Beans, Pickled Radishes and Mustard Seeds, Grilled Vegetable Board: Grill Broccolini, Roasted Baby Carrots, and Roasted Tri Colored Cauliflower, Chilled Golden Beet Board: Roasted Golden Beets with Avocado, Cucumber and Smoked Tofu Sauce, garnished with Caper Berries and Bagel Chips, Portabella Carpaccio : Grilled Portabellas, with Pickled Red Cabbage and Rye Bread Toast Points and a Vegan Chocolate Chips Cookies.
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They're in the market now: knobby chanterelles, hairy hedgehogs, and broad-capped portabellas with flaring gills.