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cannoli

[ kuh-noh-lee; Italian kahn-naw-lee ]
/ kəˈnoʊ li; Italian kɑnˈnɔ li /
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plural noun Italian Cooking.

tubular pastry shells stuffed with a sweetened filling of whipped ricotta and often containing nuts, citron, or bits of chocolate.

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Origin of cannoli

1940–45; <Italian, plural of cannolo, derivative of canna reed, cane; cf. cannelloni
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