- 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.
Examples from the Web for portobello
Even Stephen King said, with Portobello, Rendell “has surpassed herself.”This Week's Hot Reads
The Daily Beast
September 8, 2010
Lamb burgers, turkey burgers, tuna burgers, Portobello mushroom burgers… There are lots of options for what a burger can be.The Perfect Homemade Burger
August 24, 2010
Try the fresh salads (portobello mushroom and Caprese) and anything pasta-based is a sure thing.Gal With a Suitcase
June 18, 2010
Portobello Pizzas Homemade pizza of one persuasion or another has been a traditional food in my household for decades.5 Recipes from Mollie Katzen
March 16, 2010
The names preceding are intended for Jamaica, Portobello, and Honduras.
He called on Dr. Balfour, in Portobello, to consult him as to his state of health.The Testimony of the Rocks
Vernon was, of course, the dashing captor of Portobello, in 1739.The Old Inns of Old England, Volume II (of 2)
Charles G. Harper
By this time the shores of Portobello were crowded with habitual bathers.
I was often on the heights, and about Leith and Portobello.'James Gilmour of Mongolia
Word Origin and History for portobello
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.