tortoni
noun Etymology: probably from Tortoni 19th century Italian restaurateur in Paris Date: 1911 ice cream made of heavy cream often with minced almonds and chopped maraschino cherries and often flavored with rum

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  • tortoni — [tôr tō′nē] n. [prob. altered < It tortone, lit., big tart < torta, tart < LL(Ec): see TART2] an ice cream made with heavy cream, maraschino cherries, almonds, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Tortoni — See: * Tortoni (cafe owner) * Biscuit Tortoni the biscuit made after the café owner * Café Tortoni in Buenos Aires (named in honour of the Italian café owner of Paris) …   Wikipedia

  • tortoni — tȯ(r)ˈtōnē noun ( s) Etymology: probably after Tortoni 19th century Italian restaurateur in Paris 1. : an ice cream made of heavy cream sometimes with minced almonds, chopped maraschino cherries, or other flavoring ingredients 2. : biscuit… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tortoni — /tawr toh nee/, n. 1. ice cream made with eggs and heavy cream, often containing chopped cherries or topped with minced almonds or crumbled macaroons. 2. See biscuit tortoni. [1940 45; said to be after an Italian café owner in Paris in the 18th… …   Universalium

  • tortoni — noun Any of several sorts of ice cream flavoured with rum or sherry and topped with almonds etc …   Wiktionary

  • tortoni — n. type of ice cream, type of frozen mousse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tortoni — tor·to·ni …   English syllables

  • tortoni — tor•to•ni [[t]tɔrˈtoʊ ni[/t]] n. coo rich ice cream containing eggs, heavy cream, chopped cherries, etc., and often topped with crushed almonds or macaroons • Etymology: 1940–45; said to be after an Italian café owner in Paris in the 18th cent …   From formal English to slang

  • Café Tortoni — Frente sobre la Avenida de Mayo. El Café Tortoni, ubicado en el 825 de la Avenida de Mayo, en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, es el más representativo del espíritu tradicional de dicha avenida y una leyenda de la ciudad. En él funcionó la peña… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Café Tortoni de Paris — Café par Édouard Manet. Le café Tortoni de Paris est un café parisien, qui a connu un grand succès au XIXe siècle. Là se sont retrouvés des hommes politiques, des intellectuels, des femmes du monde et des demi mondaines. Il est souvent cité… …   Wikipédia en Français

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