plural -s
: a hollow roll or cone of baked puff paste usually stuffed with a savory filling as an appetizer or with cream as a dessert
: a roll of highly seasoned minced meat baked or fried

Word History


probably from Italian cannellone tubular noodle for soup, augmentative of cannello segment of a stalk of cane, small tube, from canna cane, reed, from Latin

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“Cannelon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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