- pasta in the form of small casings of dough, often square, filled with seasoned ground meat, cheese, etc., boiled, and served in broth or with a sauce
- pl. -·li or -·lis one of these filled casings
Origin of ravioliItalian dialect, dialectal , plural of raviolo, diminutive of rava, for Italian rapa, turnip from Classical Latin rapum, turnip, beet: see rape
nounpl. ravioli, or rav·i·o·lis
- A small casing of pasta with any of various fillings, such as chopped meat or cheese.
- A dish made with ravioli.
Origin of ravioliItalian pl. of raviolo perhaps from dialectal rava turnip from Latin rāpa pl. of rāpum
(countable and uncountable, plural raviolis)
- The individual parcels are called "pieces of ravioli" or suchlike. The singular raviolo is reserved for a single, large parcel of the same design, but is rare.