- a long, slender cigar, usually with straight sides and tapering to a point at the closed end.
Also pan·e·tel·a, panatella, panatela.
Origin of panetella
1900–05; < American Spanish panetela, panatela a kind of bread, long, slender biscuit < Italian panatella, diminutive of pane bread (< Latin pānis); see -elle
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- a long slender cigar
American Spanish panetela long slim biscuit, from Italian panatella small loaf, from pane bread, from Latin pānis
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Word Origin and History for panatela
also panetela, panetella, type of thin cigar, 1901, from Spanish panatela, literally "sponge-cake" (in American Spanish, "a long, thin biscuit"), a diminutive, formed from Latin panis "bread" (see food).
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