vaporetto

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noun va·po·ret·to \ˌvä-pə-ˈre-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of vaporetto

plural

vaporetti

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vaporettos

  1. :  a motorboat serving as a canal bus in Venice, Italy

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Origin and Etymology of vaporetto

borrowed from Italian, diminutive of vapore “steamboat,” short for battello a vapore, borrowed from French bateau à vapeur “steamboat”

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