can·​no·​li | \ kə-ˈnō-lē How to pronounce cannoli (audio) , ka-\

Definition of cannoli

: a deep-fried tube of pastry filled with sweetened and flavored ricotta cheese

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Expect pasta made on the truck as well as calzones and sweet ricotta cannoli. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "A roastery, coffee bar and restaurant all-in-one opens in the Arts District," 27 Aug. 2019 Sip martinis prepared tableside alongside fusilli a la vodka, smoked roasted prime rib, and cannoli from a white cardboard box. Kara Baskin,, "Say hello to Shy Bird and soon-to-arrive Orfano," 21 Aug. 2019 Mancini’s daughters Trish Ketchmark and Katie Mancini learned how to make gelato and cannoli. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "State Fair businesses say work is all in the family," 31 Aug. 2019 Martinez’s trio of post-dessert gourmandise includes matchstick-sized cannoli that were unfortunately all soggy shell and no discernible ricotta filling. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Get ready for a long night — and to have your mind blown — at Arama," 15 Aug. 2019 To generate excitement in the run-up to the show, the company released a series of videos on Instagram and YouTube featuring a young Chinese woman trying to eat a cannoli with chopsticks. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "The Resurrection of Dolce & Gabbana," 12 June 2019 In the decade since its debut, vendors have introduced scores of new deep-fried items: butter, jelly beans, strawberry shortcake, lasagna, s’mores, cannoli and even Kool-Aid. Leeanne Griffin,, "What’s new to eat at The Big E for 2019? Chocolate ganache on your cream puffs, cheesy creations, and, yes, lots of deep-fried goodness," 23 Aug. 2019 This time around, Snickerdoodles made three large cakes — a chocolate ganache, a cannoli cake and a red velvet cake with the iconic Rolling Stones’ tongue logo — and a slew of pastries, including fruit tarts, petite mousse cups and eclairs. Leah Brennan,, "No ‘Mixed Emotions’: Rolling Stones caterer buys cakes from Hampstead bakery Snickerdoodles," 11 July 2019 In addition to the wedding cake, guests’ sweettooths were satisfied by chocolate chip cookies, mini cannoli and Baklava. Lindsay Kimble,, "Green Bay Packers' Danny Vitale Marries Caley Chelios in 'Magical' Chicago Wedding," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of cannoli

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cannoli

Italian, plural of cannolo small tube, diminutive of canna

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The first known use of cannoli was in 1925

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English Language Learners Definition of cannoli

: a type of pastry filled with sweetened cheese

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