ag·​no·​lot·​ti ˌän-yə-ˈlä-tē How to pronounce agnolotti (audio)
plural agnolotti
: pasta in the form of semicircular cases containing a filling (as of meat, cheese, or vegetables)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The menu includes choices of a New York strip tagliata, Limone agnolotti or steak tartare. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 9 Feb. 2023 An appetizer of cuttlefish, chickpeas and ’nduja was savory and spicy in perfect balance; the pastas, both a lovely agnolotti stuffed with pumpkin in a sage-and-butter sauce and a spaghetti in a hearty ragù of pork shoulder, were extraordinary. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 9 Jan. 2023 One night, there could be agnolotti, a miniature envelope of pasta stuffed with rabbit and baby leeks, layered in cream sauce and sprinkled with pancetta; on another, short twists of casarecce bathed with fennel sausage sugo and pecorino romano. Dallas News, 25 Oct. 2022 New York is a place singularly obsessed with reinventing its own rituals and power moves — and there’s nothing like sharing agnolotti with friends before dusk on a Tuesday to demonstrate you’re a master of your own universe. Rachel Sugar Jane Dickson, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2022 Some of Osteria il Muro’s menu standouts include rabbit agnolotti; peppadew peppers with ricotta; and fresh-baked focaccia, Albee reports. Dallas News, 1 Nov. 2022 For main plates, diners will served duck agnolotti with foie gras, octopus, and ribeye. Alexa Gagosz,, 22 Dec. 2022 Dishes will include Hokkaido scallop crudo, fromage blanc agnolotti, Mary duck breast, lamb sausage and chop and French cheesecake. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Dec. 2022 Then move on to the pasta, like the sweet corn agnolotti, king crab tagliolino nero and gnocchi with chunks of sausage. Forbes Travel Guide, Forbes, 2 June 2022 See More

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Word History


borrowed from Italian, plural of agnolotto, agnellotto, alteration of *anegliotto, alteration of anellotto, diminutive of anello "ring," going back to Latin ānellus, diminutive of ānus "ring" — more at anus

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agnolotti was in 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Agnolotti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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