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calzone

[ kal-zoh-ney, -nee, -zohn; Italian kahl-zaw-ne ]

noun

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


calzone

/ kælˈtsəʊnɪ /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of calzone1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of calzone1

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

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