Cannoli meaning

kə-nōlē, kă-
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Tubes of fried pasta, filled with ricotta or similar cream cheese, and flavorings, eaten as a dessert; typical of Sicily.
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The definition of cannoli is a tube-shaped Italian pastry filled with sweet cream and ricotta cheese, sometimes with candied fruit or chocolate sprinkles.

An example of a cannoli is a treat served during Carnevale in Palermo, Italy.

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A fried pastry roll with a sweet creamy filling.
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Italian pastry formed in tubes, deep-fried, and filled with sweetened ricotta cheese and, variously, chocolate, candied fruit, nuts, or liqueur.
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A piece of this pastry.
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Origin of cannoli

  • Italian pl. of cannolo tube diminutive of canna reed from Latin cane

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian cannoli, little tubes.

    From Wiktionary