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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Florence, Italy Dreaming of cappuccinos, carbonara, and cannoli? Teen Vogue, "10 Best Places To Study Abroad: Our Favorite Study-Abroad Cities," 25 Mar. 2019 What led to this chaos was initially sparked by Dolce & Gabbana video posts on social media of an Asian model eating spaghetti, pizza, and cannoli with a pair of chopsticks, which was interpreted by some commenters as racist. Vogue, "Dolce & Gabbana Cancels Its Shanghai Great Show Amid Controversy," 21 Nov. 2018 The restaurant also serves Italian butter cookies and cannoli. Grace Wong,, "Picnic basket lunches to go? Yes, please. Plus Italian sandwiches at Rosie's Sidekick. Here are new openings:," 3 Apr. 2018 Mikey DiTomasso, of Clarendon Hills, whipped up cannoli with mascarpone, ricotta, banana and dark chocolate. Tracy Swartz,, "'There is no stopping' Pilsen contestant on 'MasterChef Junior'," 30 Mar. 2018 Piles of perogies, cannoli, Filipino egg rolls and an assortment of other ethnic foods greeted visitors to a celebration of cultures at Park Ridge’s Field School last month. Jennifer Johnson,, "Families 'experience the whole world' during Field School Cultural Fair in Park Ridge," 4 May 2018 To make cannoli shells, sift flour, sugar, and cinnamon together into a large bowl. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How to Make Rock Hudson's Classic Cannoli Recipe," 10 Oct. 2016 Pastry chef Marika Esteves-Smith creates sweets ($6 to $8) like tiramisu, cannoli Florentine, flourless chocolate cake, cheesecake and zeppole, or Italian doughnuts. Leeanne Griffin,, "River: An Italian-Inspired, Waterfront Restaurant With An Unrivaled View," 18 June 2018 Do not forget to taste the cassata Siciliana and cannoli., "A salute to Sicily, where Italy is in full flower," 10 June 2018

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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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