from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A festive Italian yeast cake flavored with candied fruit peels and raisins.
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- n. a soft, north Italian yeast brioche with candied fruit, usually prepared for Christmas
Italian, augmentative of panetto, a small loaf, diminutive of pane, bread, from Latin pānis; see panada.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)