or muf·fa·let·ta

[ muhf-uh-let-uh ]

  1. a thick, round sandwich similar to a hero, typically containing ham, salami, and cheeses and topped with an olive salad, a specialty of New Orleans.

Origin of muffuletta

First recorded in 1965–70; from Sicilian dialect, from Italian muffoletta “a round hollow-centered loaf of bread,” derivative of muffola “mitten,” from French moufle; see origin at muff, muffle1

Words Nearby muffuletta Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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