[ kal-zoh-ney, -nee, -zohn; Italian kahl-zaw-ne ]
/ kælˈzoʊ neɪ, -ni, -ˈzoʊn; Italian kɑlˈzɔ nɛ /

noun Italian Cookery.

a turnover made of pizza dough, usually containing cheese, prosciutto, and herbs or garlic and either baked or fried.

Origin of calzone

1945–50; < Italian: literally, trouser leg (calzoni (plural) trousers), masculine augmentative of calza stocking < Vulgar Latin *calcea, for Latin calceus shoe, derivative of calx heel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for calzone


/ (kælˈtsəʊnɪ) /


a dish of Italian origin consisting of pizza dough folded over a filling of cheese and tomatoes, herbs, ham, etc

Word Origin for calzone

C20: Italian, literally: trouser leg, from calzoni trousers
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