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noun plural but singular or plural in construction can·no·li \kə-ˈnō-lē, ka-\

Simple Definition of cannoli

  • : a type of pastry filled with sweetened cheese

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cannoli

  1. :  a deep-fried tube of pastry filled with sweetened and flavored ricotta cheese

Origin and Etymology of cannoli

Italian, plural of cannolo small tube, diminutive of canna

First Known Use: 1943

Rhymes with cannoli

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