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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Recent Examples on the Web The restaurant’s wide-ranging menu spans appetizers, including cheesy bread and mozzarella cheese sticks, to build-your-own pizza and calzone options, sandwiches, salads, wings and pasta entrees. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "Shelby’s Pizza is set to debut in McKinney," 24 Dec. 2020 There are more than two dozen varieties of pizza and a calzone stuffed with Nutella and Oreos. Ben Crandell,, "What happened to America’s Backyard bar in Fort Lauderdale?," 5 Sep. 2020 Sauce’d is a pizza restaurant that also serves salads, and sandwiches like a cheesesteak and calzone, and build-your-own-pizza options. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "Locally owned restaurants to support in Grapevine during the COVID-19 outbreak," 9 July 2020 For calzone, roll out the dough into a large circle. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s choose-your-own-pizza adventure time," 2 Apr. 2020 Customers also can get a lineup of calzones, salads, pepperoni rolls and garlic bread. Chuck Blount,, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Ranch and jalapeño zip up a meatlovers pie to full-on great at Stout’s Pizza Co. restaurant," 20 Mar. 2020 There's also a carryout special: two house salads, an order of garlic knots or pound of wings and any 14' specialty or 3-topping pizza, plus an apple pie calzone, for $30. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Hungry for takeout? Here are Louisville restaurants to support during coronavirus outbreak," 18 Mar. 2020 The full Home Slice Pizza menu includes salads, antipasti, hot and cold sub sandwiches, calzones, and made-to-order pizza cooked in brick ovens. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Austin’s Home Slice Pizza to slice into Midtown," 11 Feb. 2020 The casual but comfortable shop also makes a range of pizza-shop standards, including meatball and chicken Parmesan subs, calzones, stromboli, chicken wings, spaghetti, even lasagna with French bechamel, as well as gyros. Mike Sutter,, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Royal Pizza restaurant makes a solid pizza-gyro combo pie," 28 Feb. 2020

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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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The first known use of calzone was in 1933

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16 Jan 2021

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“Calzone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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