panino definition by Webster's New World
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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
panino definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.