- 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 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.