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 menu’s calzone options boast a Mario’s Calzone ($12), stuffed with chorizo, red onion, bell peppers, jalapenos, mozz and Monterey Jack. Matt Wake |, al, "A hot local Huntsville pizza delivery for cold nights," 23 Jan. 2020 The justice looks all but ready to dig into, say, a Hawaiian calzone with pineapple, mozzarella and ham (a featured dish this week at the cafe) before returning to oral arguments. Tim Carman, Washington Post, "Brett Kavanaugh added pizza to the Supreme Court cafeteria, but these don’t pass the bar," 30 Jan. 2020 Quesadillas, tacos and calzones are filled with the festival’s namesake product. Mary Bergin,, "Goetta’s got it going on in Cincinnati, where chefs get creative with this meat-and-grain mashup," 5 Nov. 2019 The closest thing to pizza on the current menu is a calzone filled with pork al pastor, pineapple and cilantro. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "Denver’s latest dining destination is catering to shoppers in a high-end downtown retail space," 14 Oct. 2019 The new restaurant features naturally leavened 10-inch pies in the $9-$12 range, calzones honed during Melillos time at Brooklyn’s Ops and beer and wine by the glass. oregonlive, "Big’s Chicken returning to Portland, and all the other restaurant news you need to know right now," 1 Oct. 2019 Instead, try the butter chicken calzones, Indian flatbread sardine tacos and little ice cream sandwiches. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "tl;dr: hazy IPAs, marathon madness and cops get caught parking illegally," 10 Oct. 2019 Press really firmly to prevent the calzones from opening during baking. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Easy Vegetarian Calzones," 7 May 2018 The opening menu features starters, salads, sandwiches, calzones, pastas and pizza. Leeanne Griffin,, "Tyler Anderson’s Square Peg Pizzeria opens in Glastonbury, and there are arcade games," 17 Oct. 2019

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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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19 Feb 2020

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“Calzone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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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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