noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Italian, plural of cannolo small tube, diminutive of canna Date: 1943 a deep-fried tube of pastry filled with sweetened and flavored ricotta cheese

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  • cannoli — [kə nō′lē] pl.n. [usually with sing. v.] Italian pastry formed in tubes, deep fried, and filled with sweetened ricotta cheese and, variously, chocolate, candied fruit, nuts, or liqueur …   English World dictionary

  • Cannoli — Cannolo Le cannolo (pluriel : cannoli) est l une des pâtisseries siciliennes les plus connues. Autrefois produit uniquement durant la période du carnaval, il est aujourd hui préparé toute l année, en Sicile comme dans toute l Italie et même… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cannoli — /keuh noh lee/; It. /kahn naw lee/, Italian Cookery. tubular pastry shells stuffed with a sweetened filling of whipped ricotta and often containing nuts, citron, or bits of chocolate. [1940 45; < It, pl. of cannolo, deriv. of canna reed,… …   Universalium

  • cannoli — noun tubes of fried pasta, filled with ricotta or similar cream cheese, and flavorings, eaten as a dessert; typical of Sicily …   Wiktionary

  • cannoli —    (kah NOH lee) [Italian] A small roll of pastry filled with sweetened ricotta cheese or pastry cream …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • cannoli — can·no·li …   English syllables

  • cannoli — can•no•li [[t]kəˈnoʊ li[/t]] n. pl. li, lis coo a deep fried tubular pastry shell filled with sweetened ricotta and often bits of citron, chocolate, or nuts • Etymology: 1940–45; < It, pl. of cannolo, der. of canna reed, cane …   From formal English to slang

  • cannoli — kəˈnōlē, ka noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Italian, plural of cannolo small cylinder, tube, diminutive of canna tube, from Latin canna reed more at cane : a tube of pastry fried in deep fat and filled with a… …   Useful english dictionary

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