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

  • n. An Italian ice cream having layers of different colors or flavors and often containing fruits and nuts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An Italian style of ice cream dessert, usually with layers of different color and flavor.


Italian, augmentative of spuma, foam, from Latin spūma.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian spumone, from spuma ("foam"). (Wiktionary)



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