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panettone

[pan-i-toh-nee; Italian pah-net-taw-ne]
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noun, plural pan·et·to·nes [pan-i-toh-neez] /ˌpæn ɪˈtoʊ niz/, Italian pan·et·to·ni [pah-net-taw-nee] /ˌpɑ nɛtˈtɔ ni/.
  1. an Italian yeast-leavened bread, traditionally eaten on holidays, usually made with raisins, candied fruit peels, almonds, and brandy.

Origin of panettone

1920–25; < Italian, derivative of panetto ‘little loaf’, equivalent to pan(e) bread (< Latin pānis) + -etto diminutive suffix
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panettone

noun plural -nes or -ni (-ni)
  1. a kind of Italian spiced brioche containing sultanas: traditionally eaten at Christmas in Italy

Word Origin

Italian, from panetto small loaf, from pane bread, from Latin pānis
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