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manicotti

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noun man·i·cot·ti \ˌma-nə-ˈkä-tē\

Simple Definition of manicotti

  • : a type of pasta in the shape of tubes that are usually filled with meat or cheese and covered with tomato sauce

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of manicotti

plural

manicotti

  1. :  tubular pasta shells that may be stuffed with ricotta or a meat mixture; also :  a dish of stuffed manicotti usually with tomato sauce

Origin and Etymology of manicotti

Italian, plural of manicotto muff, from manica sleeve, from Latin, from manus hand


First Known Use: 1947


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