tortellini

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noun tor·tel·li·ni \ˌtȯr-tə-ˈlē-nē\

Definition of tortellini

plural

tortellini

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tortellinis

  1. :  pasta in the form of little ring-shaped cases containing a filling (as of meat or cheese)

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Origin and Etymology of tortellini

Italian, plural of tortellino pasta round, diminutive of tortello, from torta cake


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tortellini

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Definition of tortellini for English Language Learners

  • : pasta in the form of small, ring-shaped cases containing meat, cheese, etc.

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