rav·​i·​o·​li | \ˌra-vē-ˈō-lē, ˌrä-\
plural ravioli also raviolis\ˌra-​vē-​ˈō-​lēz, 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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In 2016 alone, Genova Delicatessen in North Oakland closed after 90 years of business, as did the company’s ravioli factory. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "The Bay Area mourns the closure of Oakland’s 91-year-old Mexicali Rose," 26 June 2018 Guests including Camille Rowe, Djuna Belle, and Jennifer Meyer feasted on seafood and pasta at the renowned Italian spot; endless samples of sweet corn ravioli, spinach pasta, and dover sole were passed around for all to taste. Julia Russo, Vogue, "Re/Done and Weejuns Celebrate Their Shoe Collaboration in Santa Monica with Paris Jackson and Cassandra Grey," 27 July 2018 Sister Johanna Treml said, adding that items like canned dinners, beef stew, ravioli and soups are especially appreciated. Rachel K. Hindery, chicagotribune.com, "Garden Walk: Event offers glimpses at Elmwood Park gardens while helping food pantry," 3 July 2018 Wide-ranging menu, from burgers to lobster-and-cheese ravioli and several prime steaks. Robert Philpot And Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "In town for the NFL Draft? Here's a roster of Arlington restaurants | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 Apr. 2018 Pro tip: The seafood pastas are favorites here, with the salmon ravioli winning particular praise. David Ferry, SFChronicle.com, "Mavericks legend Jeff Clark’s favorite spots in Half Moon Bay," 10 July 2018 But delicacy was the prize with the housemade spinach ravioli, whose thin-skinned dumplings were lifted to luxury by a vivid whiff of summer truffles. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Atlantic City restaurants: New casinos, diverse independent spots create rising culinary energy," 6 July 2018 The simple cacio e pepe — cheese and pepper — ravioli were the spectacular stars of the night. Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "3 new restaurants to try in San Diego right now: Monzù, j/wata, An's Dry Cleaning," 5 July 2018 Once ravioli is frozen, transfer to a large re-sealable freezer bag or airtight container to save space. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "How to freeze ravioli," 11 May 2018

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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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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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