bis·​cot·​to | \ bi-ˈskät-ō How to pronounce biscotto (audio) \
plural biscotti\ bi-​ˈskät-​ē How to pronounce biscotti (audio) \

Definition of biscotto

: a crisp cookie or biscuit of Italian origin that is flavored usually with anise and filberts or almonds usually used in plural

Examples of biscotto in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The nearby lunch tables were filled with gallerists and businessmen, but Diamanda Galás put down her biscotto, opened her mouth slightly and proceeded to hold a single note — a low, plaintive note — for what felt like an eternity. Charles Curkin, New York Times, "Diamanda Galás, Still Wild and Primal, Returns to the New York Stage," 6 May 2016

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First Known Use of biscotto

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biscotto

Italian, biscuit, cookie, from (pane) biscotto, literally, bread baked twice

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“Biscotto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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