cappelletti

[kap-uh-let-ee; Italian kahp-pel-let-tee]
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noun (used with a singular verb)

small pieces of pasta filled with meat or cheese.

Nearby words

  1. capparidaceous,
  2. capped elbow,
  3. capped hock,
  4. capped pawn,
  5. cappella,
  6. capper,
  7. capping,
  8. capping fee,
  9. cappuccino,
  10. capra

Origin of cappelletti

1940–45; < Italian, plural of cappelletto little hat, diminutive of capello hat; see capeline

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Examples 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

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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