panino [pä nē′nō]
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noun pl. panini
- a small bread roll
- a sandwich of various combinations of meat, cheese, and vegetables, made with such a roll, or with slices of coarse bread and then grilled
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noun pl. pa·ni·ni
An Italian sandwich made usually with vegetables, cheese, and grilled or cured meat.
Origin: Short for Italian panino (imbottito), stuffed bread, sandwich : panino, diminutive of pane, bread + imbottito, past participle of imbottire, to stuff.