cal·​zone | \ kal-ˈzōn How to pronounce calzone (audio) , -ˈzō-nē How to pronounce calzone (audio) , -ˈzō-nā; käl-ˈzȯ-nā \
plural calzone or calzones

Definition of calzone

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

Examples of calzone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the pizza part, The Batman Calzony features pepperoni pizza with parmesan and buttery calzone-like crust. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 28 Jan. 2022 The calzone-style items now are back to their original 10-inch size up from 8 inches. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 29 Jan. 2022 The whole pizza-calzone creation resembles the cape crusader's famed logo. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 28 Jan. 2022 In the calzone part, there's a garlic white sauce, cheese and julienned pepperoni. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 28 Jan. 2022 The restaurant offers choices for making your own calzone or pizza. cleveland, 6 Jan. 2022 Sanaa Abourezk—an alumni of Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay— runs Sanaa’s Gourmet Mediterranean, an eatery focused on vegan and vegetarian options, like Fatayer (a Mediterranean calzone) and gluten-free baklava. Emily Cappiello, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Oct. 2021 His empanadas are large savory pockets made with a simple dough that seems comparable to pita or a calzone, but without yeast. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, 26 Apr. 2021 Across from Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which hosted March Madness games, management at the calzone restaurant Sauce on the Side declined to comment when asked if contact tracers had reached out. Binghui Huang, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of calzone

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calzone

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

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4 May 2022

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“Calzone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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