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

  • n. An Italian ice cream or ice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An Italian variant of ice cream made from milk and sugar, combined with other flavourings. The ingredients are super-cooled while stirring to break up ice crystals as they form.


Italian, from past participle of gelare, to freeze; see gelatin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian gelato ("ice cream"). (Wiktionary)



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