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

  • noun A biscotto.

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  • noun A hard, usually nut-flavored biscuit, derived from the Tuscan cantucci


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From Italian biscotti



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  • In Italian, "biscuits" (any type; sing. biscotto).

    March 9, 2009

  • February 20, 2011

  • What possible purpose could the singular form of biscotti serve?

    February 20, 2011

  • *nonchalantly flings a biscotto at a passing dragon and slays it with a single blow*

    February 20, 2011

  • plural form is commonly used as singular form in English

    May 29, 2011

  • I think that's because we always eat them in pairs... at least, I do!

    May 29, 2011

  • Btw, the picture below may illustrate what Italians believe biscotti to be, but in English I would simply call those cookies (American English) or biscuits (British English). When Americans say "biscotti", they are probably thinking of something like this.

    May 29, 2011

  • Those frogs are adorable!

    May 29, 2011

  • What rolig has linked to I would call an amaretto or a tozzetto, which might be a local usage from Umbria where I lived.

    May 30, 2011

  • Croustisnacks!

    May 30, 2011