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cappelletti

[kap-uh-let-ee; Italian kahp-pel-let-tee]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. small pieces of pasta filled with meat or cheese.

Origin of cappelletti

1940–45; < Italian, plural of cappelletto little hat, diminutive of capello hat; see capeline
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Examples from the Web for cappelletti

Historical Examples

  • These cappelletti should be cooked in chicken or beef broth until the paste is tender, and served with this broth as a soup.

    The Italian Cook Book

    Maria Gentile

  • These cappelletti should be cooked in chicken or turkey broth until the paste is tender, and served with this broth as a soup.

  • Freshly made and still moist Cappelletti, little hats, contrived out of tasty paste, may be had in any Little Italy macaroni shop.

    The Complete Book of Cheese

    Robert Carlton Brown


British Dictionary definitions for cappelletti

cappelletti

noun
  1. small squares of pasta containing a savoury mixture of meat, cheese, or vegetables

Word Origin

C19: Italian, plural of cappelletto, literally: little hat
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