rav·​i·​o·​li | \ ˌra-vē-ˈō-lē How to pronounce ravioli (audio) , ˌrä- \
plural ravioli also raviolis\ ˌra-​vē-​ˈō-​lēz How to pronounce raviolis (audio) , ˌrä-​ \

Definition of ravioli

: pasta in the form of little cases of dough containing a savory filling (as of meat or cheese)

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Recent Examples on the Web Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter in Midtown Manhattan preserves seasonal Champagne grapes with mustard and wine to serve on cheese plates, as a condiment for duck, in a salad with fennel and goat cheese, and as a garnish for pork ravioli. New York Times, "How to Build a Better Dinner," 5 Oct. 2020 Then—and only then—the lump of ravioli will start to singe and burn and smoke. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, "The Most Important Number for the West’s Hideous Fire Season," 15 Sep. 2020 This compact press is quick, simple, and churns out plenty of ravioli in one go. Popular Science, "The best gadgets for making delicious ravioli," 6 Aug. 2020 Florence From fettunta, the original garlic bread, to ravioli nudi, or naked ravioli, the food of Florence eventually appears all around the world at some of the most famed restaurants. Kendall Cornish, Travel + Leisure, "These Are the World's Best Cities for Food," 8 July 2020 Following last week’s disastrous ravioli-throwing outing in Rhode Island, Bravo dropped a mid-season trailer teasing the remainder of The Real Housewives of New York City’s 12th season on Thursday. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, "RHONY mid-season trailer teases a Ramona blow-up and the return of Turtle Time," 11 June 2020 The class will make spinach and ricotta ravioli served in a simple tomato sauce. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Western Reserve School of Cooking online classes scheduled," 10 May 2020 Atlas Fact: Pan and Atlas are just two tiny ravioli whizzing through space. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Every Moon in Our Solar System, Ranked," 7 Apr. 2020 In the mouths of its vivacious hosts, continuously babbling like brooks of clear, cool water, every detail is delightful (ruched jacket sleeves) or, at worst, astonishing (the amount of filling stuffed into savory frozen ravioli). Caity Weaver, New York Times, "QVC: Quarantine, Value, Convenience," 27 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of ravioli

1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ravioli

Italian, from Italian dialect, plural of raviolo, literally, little turnip, diminutive of rava turnip, from Latin rapa — more at rape entry 3

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13 Oct 2020

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“Ravioli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ravioli. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ravioli

: pasta that is shaped like a square and is filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables

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