[kan-l-oh-nee; Italian kahn-nel-law-nee]
plural noun
  1. tubular or rolled pieces of pasta, usually filled with a mixture of meat or poultry and often cheese and baked in a cream or tomato sauce.
Also can·ne·lons [kan-l-onz] /ˈkæn lˌɒnz/.

Origin of cannelloni

1835–45; < Italian, plural of cannellone, equivalent to cannell(o) tube (derivative of canna; see cane) + -one augmentative suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for cannelloni



pl n
  1. tubular pieces of pasta filled with meat or cheese

Word Origin for cannelloni

Italian, plural of cannellone, from cannello stalk, from canna cane 1
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