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portobello

[pawr-tuh-bel-oh, pohr-]
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noun, plural por·to·bel·los.
  1. portabella.
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Portobello

[pawr-toh-bel-oh, pohr-]
noun
  1. a small seaport on the Caribbean coast of Panama, NE of Colón: harbor discovered and named by Columbus 1502; a principal city of Spanish colonial America.
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type of mushroom, by 1986, no agreed-upon theory accounts for the name, which seems to be a marketing coinage. London's Portobello Road (one suggested source of the mushroom name) originally was the lane to Porto Bello House, named for the Panamanian place captured by the British under Vernon in 1739.

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