[ kan-l-ee-nee; Italian kah-nel-lee-nee ]
/ ˌkæn lˈi ni; Italian ˌkɑ nɛlˈli ni /
a medium-sized, white, oval bean with a thin skin and mild flavor.
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Also called can·nel·li·ni, white kid·ney bean .
Origin of cannellini bean
First recorded in 1965-70; from Italian cannellini, plural of cannellino, a kind of hard candy, variety of white bean resembling the candy, probably from cannella “cinnamon,” used to flavor the candy, or from Italian cannellini, plural of cannellino , diminutive of cannello “little tube,” diminutive of canna “reed, stalk,” from Latin canna “reed”; see origin at cane
Words nearby cannellini bean
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British Dictionary definitions for cannellini bean
/ (ˌkænɪˈlɪːnɪ) /
a cream-coloured, kidney-shaped bean with a mild flavour
Word Origin for cannellini bean
Italian: small tubes
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