cannoli

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian cannoli, little tubes.

Noun[edit]

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cannoli (plural cannolis)

  1. tubes of fried pasta, filled with ricotta or similar cream cheese, and flavorings, eaten as a dessert; typical of Sicily.

Usage notes[edit]

Those with a good knowledge of the Italian language may use singular cannolo and plural cannoli, but English speakers without this experience will generally use "a cannoli"/"two cannolis".


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cannoli m pl singular cannolo

  1. little tubes; plural form of cannolo
  2. tubes of fried pasta, filled with ricotta or similar cream cheese, and flavorings, eaten as a dessert; typical of Sicily.

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