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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Pasta that is rolled into thin sheets, folded over meat, cheese, or other filling, and cut into small semicircles.

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  • noun A type of round or rectangular raviolo from Piedmont made from a small sheet of pasta folded up.

Etymologies

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

[Italian, pl. of agnolotto, probably from alteration of diminutive of dialectal Italian agneli, alteration of anegli, variant of Italian anelli, plural of anello, ring (from the metal ring used to cut the pasta ), from Old Italian, from Latin ānellus, diminutive of ānus, ring.]

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