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 ravioli (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 Badiee places crowns of ravioli on a pool of cream, gently flavored with pine needles, and finds room in the center of the plate for sweet crab and sauteed chanterelle mushrooms, another ode to the season. Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2021 Trust us, the ravioli filled with gooey egg, serrano ham and ricotta is worth the $10 price tag. Katie Lockhart, House Beautiful, 22 July 2021 Wild boar ragu and lobster ravioli are two of Pavilion's signature dishes to truly whet the appetite, but with those jaw-droppingly pretty views as your appetizer -- especially at sunset -- dining al fresco just got even tastier. Chris Dwyer, CNN, 15 July 2021 Every year, the least popular M.R.E.s are dropped from circulation and new ones are added; perennial favorites like spaghetti with meat sauce or beef ravioli are supplemented with dishes like a Mexican rice and bean bowl. New York Times, 8 June 2021 Drain the ravioli and asparagus and divide them among four bowls. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2021 Entrees include prime rib, salmon, ham, shrimp and scallops, filet mignon, redfish, rigatoni, pork, shrimp, lamb, chicken cordon bleu and vegetable ravioli. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 29 Apr. 2021 From Main Diver Scallops & Lobster served on a bed of loose ravioli with carrots myjoté and celery root purée to Bigeye Tuna au Poivre with sticky rice furikake and a creamy wasabi finish, there’s a variety of impressive dishes to select from. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 12 May 2021 That’s where Luca Brozzi and Lorenzo Manfrini come in, teaching how to make ravioli from their home in the hills outside Florence, Italy. Iris Schneider, Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ravioli. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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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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