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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Pasta in large-sized tubes.
  • n. A dish consisting of such tubes stuffed with meat, vegetables, or cheese and baked in a tomato or cream sauce.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Wide tubes of pasta filled with a savoury stuffing and baked in the oven.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a tubular pasta filled with meat or cheese.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tubular pasta filled with meat or cheese

Etymologies

Italian, pl. of cannellone, tubular soup noodle, from cannello, small tube, diminutive of canna, reed, from Latin; see cane.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian cannelloni, from Latin canna ("reed"). (Wiktionary)

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