calzone

noun cal·zo·ne \ kal-ˈzōn , -ˈzō-nē , -ˈzō-nā ; käl-ˈzȯ-nā \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of calzone

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

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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


CALZONE Defined for English Language Learners

calzone

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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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