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noun, plural bat·tu·tos. Italian Cookery.
  1. soffritto.
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Origin of battuto

< Italian; masculine of battuta
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Examples from the Web for battuto

Historical Examples

  • Il can battuto dal bastone ha paura dell' ombra—The dog that has been beaten with a stick is afraid of its shadow.

    Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources

    James Wood

British Dictionary definitions for battuto


  1. a selection of chopped herbs, used in Italian cookery
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Word Origin

Italian, past participle of battere to beat
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