clas·​si·​co | \ ˈkla-si-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce classico (audio) \

Definition of classico

: produced in a delimited area of Italy known for its standards of quality Chianti classico

Examples of classico in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dine-in entrees include surf and turf, shrimp or scallop casserole, seafood classico, veal parmigiana, New York strip, stuffed eggplant, chicken marsala or cioppino. Susan Dunne,, 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of classico

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for classico

Italian, from Latin classicus

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“Classico.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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