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 The brunch buffet has traditional breakfast foods, as well as a carving station with ham, prime rib and turkey, lunch items such as salads, breads, rice, cheese ravioli, stuffed sole and herbed chicken, and a dessert station. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "Mother’s Day menus from Hartford-area restaurants," 29 Apr. 2021 Add the asparagus to the ravioli in the final minute of cooking. Washington Post, "Toasted almond broth and asparagus turn ravioli into a light springtime dish," 16 Apr. 2021 There are vegan specialties from breakfast to dinner, including blueberry-corn pancakes, avocado toast, Caesar salad, a tempeh Reuben, mac and cheese, cauliflower wings, pappardelle with Bolognese and spinach ravioli. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "32 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in the Twin Cities," 1 Apr. 2021 The ravioli will be filled with ricotta and harissa. Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, "Why This Ambitious New Washington, DC, Restaurant Is Embracing Imperfection," 18 Mar. 2021 Braised wild boar ravioli, chanterelle mushrooms, sunchoke cream. Marc Bona, cleveland, "‘Around the World’ wine-dinner set at The Rustic Grill," 9 Mar. 2021 The menu endured, mostly impervious to trends, and patrons could count on the zuppa ai frutti di mare and the housemade ravioli stuffed with asparagus and ricotta. Emily Heil, Washington Post, "Sergio Ristorante Italiano survived 37 years — until the pandemic. Here are its employees’ stories.," 9 Mar. 2021 Press down around the edges of each of the ravioli with your fingertips. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Don’t be afraid to try lemon spinach ravioli," 10 Dec. 2020 Lobster ravioli is bathed in creamy lobster butter sauce and folded fingers of casarecci pasta soak up smoky Amatriaciana tomato sauce, a Roman gold standard. Beth D'addono, NOLA.com, "Classic Italian dishes fill the menu at a Tavola in Metairie," 8 Feb. 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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The first known use of ravioli was in 1760

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11 May 2021

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“Ravioli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ravioli. Accessed 18 May. 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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