bocconcini

plural noun boc·con·ci·ni \ ˌbä-kən-ˈchē-nē , ˌbō- \

Definition of bocconcini

:small balls of fresh mozzarella
  • … an olive oil vinaigrette-dressed bocconcini and Roma tomato salad.
  • —Jennifer OlveraChicago Daily Herald23 Sept. 2011

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Origin and Etymology of bocconcini

borrowed from Italian, plural of bocconcino, from boccone “mouthful” (from bocca “mouth” + -one, noun suffix, usually augmentative, going back to Latin -ō, -ōn-, suffix of nouns denoting persons with a prominent feature) + -cino, variant, with nouns ending in -one, of -ino, diminutive suffix, going back to Latin -īnus, suffix of appurtenance


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