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

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To stand out in a crowded calendar of music festivals, San Francisco’s Outside Lands adds new attractions and offers local fare such as fennel sausage calzones. Jim Carlton, WSJ, "San Francisco’s Outside Lands Moves Beyond the Music," 14 Aug. 2018 Everything else is made to order, from pockets to pizza to calzones to potatoes. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Aurora Beacon-News, "Pockets offers a fresh take on sandwiches," 29 May 2018 The pizza, burger and roast stations will also churn out breakfast items such as breakfast calzones and flatbreads, breakfast sandwiches and omelets. Lauren Delgado,, "Universal Orlando's Aventura Hotel will include food hall inspired Urban Pantry," 29 June 2018 Speaking of artistic, consider the calzone, which is a thing of beauty — and size. Tim Smith,, "Good pizza, pasta and more at Pie in the Sky," 27 June 2018 Midici Purchase any pizza and dad will get a Nutella and berry calzone for free. Wendy Killeen, azcentral, "Father's Day 2018: Food and drink deals around Phoenix will help you say thanks to Dad," 11 June 2018 Said f*ck it and had a calzone for lunch, and now your pants need to be unbuttoned? Chelsea Peng, Marie Claire, "5 Incredibly Low-Effort Ways to Dress Better in 2018," 30 Nov. 2017 On the menu: Pockets, wraps, calzones, salads, acai bowls and potatoes. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Aurora Beacon-News, "Pockets offers a fresh take on sandwiches," 29 May 2018 After trying it, Steinbrenner becomes obsessed with having that calzone from one specific restaurant for lunch every day. Charles Curtis, For The Win, "The 13 greatest George Steinbrenner moments on 'Seinfeld', ranked," 8 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of calzone

chiefly US : a food originally from Italy that consists of baked or fried dough folded over and filled with tomato sauce, cheese, etc.

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