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cremino

Pronunciation: [kray-MEE-noh; kray-MEE-nee]

pl. A dark-brown, slightly firmer variation of the everyday cultivated white mushroom. Cremini have a slightly fuller flavor than their paler relatives. They have a smooth, rounded cap that ranges in size from ½ to 2 inches in diameter. The portobello mushroom is the fully matured form of this mushroom. The cremino is also referred to as common brown mushroom and Roman mushroom. See also mushroom.