cannoli

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Borrowing from Italian cannoli, plural of cannolo (literally little tube), from canna (cane, tube).

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cannoli (plural cannolis or cannoli)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) A tube of fried pastry, typical of Sicily, filled with ricotta or similar cream cheese, and flavorings, eaten as a dessert.

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  • Those with a good knowledge of Italian may properly use cannolo in the singular and cannoli in the plural, but English speakers without this experience generally say a cannoli, some cannoli(s).

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Noun[edit]

cannoli m

  1. plural of cannolo

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