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calzone

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noun cal·zo·ne \kal-ˈzōn, -ˈzō-nē, -ˈzō-nā; käl-ˈzȯ-nā\

Simple Definition of calzone

  • : a food originally from Italy that consists of baked or fried dough folded over and filled with tomato sauce, cheese, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of calzone

plural

calzone

or

calzones

  1. :  a baked or fried turnover of pizza dough stuffed with various fillings usually including cheese

Origin and Etymology of calzone

Italian, from calzone (singular of calzoni pants), augmentative of calza stocking, from Medieval Latin calcea, from Latin calceus shoe, from calc-, calx heel


First Known Use: 1947


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