cappelletti

[ kap-uh-let-ee; Italian kahp-pel-let-tee ]
/ ˌkæp əˈlɛt i; Italian ˌkɑp pɛlˈlɛt ti /

noun (used with a singular verb)

small pieces of pasta filled with meat or cheese.

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Origin of cappelletti

1940–45; < Italian, plural of cappelletto little hat, diminutive of capello hat; see capeline
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Example sentences from the Web for cappelletti

  • These cappelletti should be cooked in chicken or turkey broth until the paste is tender, and served with this broth as a soup.

  • These cappelletti should be cooked in chicken or beef broth until the paste is tender, and served with this broth as a soup.

    The Italian Cook Book|Maria Gentile
  • Freshly made and still moist Cappelletti, little hats, contrived out of tasty paste, may be had in any Little Italy macaroni shop.

    The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown

British Dictionary definitions for cappelletti

cappelletti
/ (ˌkæpəˈlɛtɪ) /

noun

small squares of pasta containing a savoury mixture of meat, cheese, or vegetables

Word Origin for cappelletti

C19: Italian, plural of cappelletto, literally: little hat
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