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[man-i-kot-ee; Italian mah-nee-kawt-tee]
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noun Italian Cookery.
  1. a dish consisting of large, tubular noodles stuffed with a mild cheese and baked in a tomato sauce.
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Origin of manicotti

1945–50; < Italian: muffs, plural of manicotto, diminutive of manica sleeve. See manche
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British Dictionary definitions for manicotti


pl n
  1. large tubular noodles, usually stuffed with ricotta cheese and baked in a tomato sauce
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Word Origin

Italian: sleeves, plural of manicotto, diminutive of manica sleeve
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