Definitions

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

  • n. A festive Italian yeast cake flavored with candied fruit peels and raisins.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a soft, north Italian yeast brioche with candied fruit, usually prepared for Christmas

Etymologies

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)
Italian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And I keep it going, and I just got -- also, this suggestion from Milan: it's our traffic divider, which we call panettone, and it's painted -- you know, it's these beautiful concrete things that you use around Milan to define all the lanes of traffic.

    Paola Antonelli treats design as art

  • Aside from the butter and eggs, most of the flavor of the panettone comes from the add-ins.

    What is panettone? | Baking Bites

  • The dough for panettone is quite rich and contains plenty of butter and eggs.

    What is panettone? | Baking Bites

  • I didn’t add any sweetener to the egg and milk mixture in this recipe because the panettone is so flavorful on its own.

    Panettone French Toast | Baking Bites

  • On a totally different note: I was buying some necessities at the King Arthur site and happened on Fiori de Sicilia – they say it’s a traditional flavoring in panettone and pandoro.

    Panettone French Toast | Baking Bites

  • Although panettone is a traditional Christmas dessert and we’re a bit past it at the moment, that doesn’t mean that you have to wait until next Christmas to enjoy one.

    Bites from other Blogs | Baking Bites

  • Wild Yeast My favorite bread blog -- her panettone was the hit of my parents 'Christmas, at least as far as anything I did for them was concerned.

    I've been tagged...

  • The dessert list of Italian comfort foods was appealing and simple, such as panettone bread pudding, panna cotta.

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  • On Friday, I gave a large panettone to my ophthalmologist and her staff — and I also gave her a hug.

    29 Gifts: 10, 11, 12, and 13

  • Another panettone for a wonderful doctor, more pay-it-forward cards …

    Archive 2009-12-01

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  • Day 5: Panettone.

    February 7, 2011

  • The word features prominently in the movie Priceless.

    May 15, 2009

  • Levitation period - that's my word of the day.

    November 28, 2007

  • A classic festive season bread from Italy. Usually quite high due to long levitation period.

    November 28, 2007