Definitions

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  • n. A type of sandwich made of a small loaf of bread, cut horizontally, filled with salami, ham, meat, cheese or other food.

Etymologies

Italian panini, the plural of panino (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The recalled panini were produced between Nov. 5 and Feb. 15 and have sell-by dates of Feb. 3 to May 26.

    Projo.com Projo Local News

  • The specialized appliance used to make a panino is called a panini press.

    The Herald-Mail Online

  • The contents of the panini are a secret - but do include chocolate and cinnamon.

    The Observer-Dispatch Home RSS

  • I ordered the Madonina grilled panini which is mozzarella, tomato, prosciutto and olive tapenade, I asked them to leave out the prosciutto and add lots of basil.

    Mara Gibbs: Everybody Eats Where?

  • You sure don't need a recipe for that; if you have any kind of panini grill, george foreman grill or even a grill pan, you must try a Nutella Panini!

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • These are the people who ask for a 'panini' blithly unaware of its plural form - the singular is 'panino' dear reader, and do not be afraid to use it.

    Archive 2005-05-01

  • Of particular interest are the "panini" the kitchen prepares.

    Reader - MassLive.com

  • I'm thinking about 'panini' (plural used as singular): a sort of squashed burnt biscuit palmed off as a sandwich, usually filled with gruyere, tomato, ham and other things.

    cafebabel.com

  • That includes adding trendy appliances, such as panini presses, and looking at recipes to see if they're still in common use.

    Homepage | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

  • (d) Make a "panini" by wrapping the paratha around a slice of cheese and grilling it.

    Archive 2007-03-01

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  • the plural form being identical in Italian and Croatian, the singular is bastardized to 'panin' (which entered Croatian vocab--I warrant, due to the proximity of the countries--earlier, hence means what it does in the Italian--'roll').

    August 13, 2009

  • A panino is a bread roll, filled or not.

    August 13, 2009

  • Also: Italian for sandwiches made from small bread rolls, often filled with meats and cheeses (singular: panino). In the US, it is often used in the singular sense for one of these sandwiches.

    August 13, 2009