ravioli

noun
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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Inside the bag is her own 10-year-old daughter’s dinner – a small can of Chef Boyardee ravioli, a Hershey’s bar and grapes. cincinnati.com, "From the Editor: Until you experience it, it's hard to comprehend the hidden costs of being poor," 13 June 2019 Authentic Italian food will be on tap including: Antipasto salad Bread sticks Fettuccine alfredo Fried ravioliHomemade cannoli Homemade cheesecake Homemade pizza Italian sausage Meatball subs​ Spaghetti Tortellini What drinks will be available? Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "How to get a taste of Italy during Indianapolis' Italian Street Festival," 10 June 2019 In one famous incident, Napoleon almost lost control of his army after serving white-truffle ravioli with shallot foam on a bed of microgreens at every meal for a month, as a cost-cutting measure. Jeremiah Budin, The New Yorker, "Other Luxury Food Items That Used to Be Considered Disgusting," 11 June 2019 All meals are vegetarian and delicious: pepper frittata, butternut squash ravioli and carafes of hot herbal tea. Lori Basheda, latimes.com, "In Pacific Palisades, a meditation retreat lets you escape from yourself," 6 June 2019 In conclusion, Bobby, Chuck, and Wendy are a ravioli. Elena Nicolaou, refinery29.com, "Billions Season 4 Finale Recap: Et Tu, Bobby?," 4 June 2019 Class Eventi served an Italian feast that included scallops and burrata as appetizers, followed by a pasta course of ravioli stuffed with zucchini flowers and spinach, and tagliolini with black truffle and toma cheese. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Epic Lake Como Wedding Had It All: An Alta Moda Photoshoot, Fireworks, and a Surprise Opera," 11 Apr. 2019 Jean-Georges Beverly Hills at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is offering a five-course, prix-fixe menu that will feature golden Osetra caviar; fresh mozzarella ravioli with black truffle; and seared black sea bass. Julie Giuffrida, latimes.com, "Where to eat out for Valentine's Day dinner," 5 Feb. 2018 House Restaurant serves contemporary British cooking and surprisingly excellent vegan dishes (look for the ravioli with porcinis and cashew cheese). Jo Rodgers, Vogue, "What to Do in London When it Pours," 23 Aug. 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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ravioli

noun

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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