panettone

[ pan-i-toh-nee; Italian pah-net-taw-ne ]
/ ˌpæn ɪˈtoʊ ni; Italian ˌpɑ nɛtˈtɔ nɛ /

noun, plural pan·et·to·nes [pan-i-toh-neez] /ˌpæn ɪˈtoʊ niz/, Italian pan·et·to·ni [pah-net-taw-nee] /ˌpɑ nɛtˈtɔ ni/.

an Italian yeast-leavened bread, traditionally eaten on holidays, usually made with raisins, candied fruit peels, almonds, and brandy.

Nearby words

  1. panendoscope,
  2. panesthesia,
  3. panetella,
  4. paneth's granular cell,
  5. panetière,
  6. panfish,
  7. panful,
  8. pang,
  9. pang-fou,
  10. panga

Origin of panettone

1920–25; < Italian, derivative of panetto ‘little loaf’, equivalent to pan(e) bread (< Latin pānis) + -etto diminutive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for panettone

panettone

/ (pænəˈtəʊnɪ, Italian panetˈtoːne) /

noun plural -nes or -ni (-ni)

a kind of Italian spiced brioche containing sultanas: traditionally eaten at Christmas in Italy

Word Origin for panettone

Italian, from panetto small loaf, from pane bread, from Latin pānis

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