spumoni

noun

spu·​mo·​ni spu̇-ˈmō-nē How to pronounce spumoni (audio)
variants or less commonly spumone
: ice cream in layers of different colors, flavors, and textures often with candied fruits and nuts

Examples of spumoni in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Menu highlights: Antipasto misto, Italian roast beef, pastrami, cheese calzone, chicken flamingo and spumoni. Tiffany Acosta, The Arizona Republic, 28 July 2023 But think of it as your one indulgence of the day and feast on a basket of garlic bread, take your pick of soup or salad, choose from a dozen entrees including ravioli, chicken or pizza, and leave room for tiramisu, cannoli or spumoni. Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2023 Dessert is tiramisu or spumoni. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 19 July 2021 What’s in a name: This spumoni is not a nod to the standard tri-color ice cream found in supermarket frozen-foods aisles. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 3 Dec. 2020 But not before the spumoni and house grappa arrive. Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appetit, 15 Aug. 2017 To cool down, folks can get Ravasio's Italian ice in a variety of flavors as well as Angelo Brocato's spumoni and chocolate and vanilla gelato. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, 5 Sep. 2017 End the meal with spumoni and ask your server for some house grappa. Bon Appetit, 1 Aug. 2017 End the meal with spumoni and ask your server for some house grappa. Bon Appetit, 1 Aug. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Italian spumone, augmentative of spuma foam, from Latin

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spumoni was in 1924

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Cite this Entry

“Spumoni.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spumoni. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

spumoni

noun
spu·​mo·​ni
variants also spumone
: ice cream in layers of different colors and flavors often with candied fruits and nuts
Etymology

from Italian spumone, a form of spuma "foam"

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