- pasta in the form of tubular casings of dough filled with ground meat or other filling, boiled, then baked in a sauce
- pl. -·ni or -·nis one of these filled casings
Origin of cannelloniIt, plural of cannellone, a hollow noodle, literally , small tube, augmentative of cannello, a tube, joint of cane, diminutive of canna, cane
- Pasta in large-sized tubes.
- A dish of such tubes stuffed with meat, vegetables, or cheese and baked in a tomato or cream sauce.
Origin of cannelloniItalian, pl. of cannellone, tubular soup noodle, from cannello, small tube, diminutive of canna, reed, from Latin; see cane.