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granita

[gruh-nee-tuh; Italian grah-nee-tah]
noun Italian Cookery.
  1. frozen flavored ice.
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Origin of granita

1865–70; < Italian: noun use of feminine of granito grainy; see granite
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Examples from the Web for granita

Historical Examples of granita

  • I had kept on my hat as we thought we would go out, take a turn in the arcades and have a "granita."

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life

    Mary Alsop King Waddington

  • The padrone told us of a famous caf where the "granita" was very good, also very good music.

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life

    Mary Alsop King Waddington


British Dictionary definitions for granita

granita

noun
  1. a type of Italian dessert, similar to a sorbet
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Word Origin for granita

from Italian granito grainy
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