manicotti

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noun man·i·cot·ti \ˌma-nə-ˈkä-tē\

Definition of manicotti

plural

manicotti

  1. :  tubular pasta shells that may be stuffed with ricotta or a meat mixture; also :  a dish of stuffed manicotti usually with tomato sauce

Origin and Etymology of manicotti

Italian, plural of manicotto muff, from manica sleeve, from Latin, from manus hand


First Known Use: 1941


MANICOTTI Defined for English Language Learners

manicotti

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noun man·i·cot·ti \ˌma-nə-ˈkä-tē\

Definition of manicotti for English Language Learners

  • : a type of pasta in the shape of tubes that are usually filled with meat or cheese and covered with tomato sauce

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