calzone

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noun cal·zo·ne \kal-ˈzōn, -ˈzō-nē, -ˈzō-nā; käl-ˈzȯ-nā\

Definition of calzone

plural

calzone

or

calzones

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

Origin and Etymology of calzone

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


First Known Use: 1933


CALZONE Defined for English Language Learners

calzone

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noun cal·zo·ne \kal-ˈzōn, -ˈzō-nē, -ˈzō-nā; käl-ˈzȯ-nā\

Definition of calzone for English Language Learners

  • : 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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