[pan-i-toh-nee; Italian pah-net-taw-ne]
- an Italian yeast-leavened bread, traditionally eaten on holidays, usually made with raisins, candied fruit peels, almonds, and brandy.
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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Examples from the Web for panettone
This recipe for panettone reminds me of the panettone that I love to make this time of year.
Recipe This is the season for panettone and it makes the perfect breakfast pairing to my morning cappuccino!
This is the season for panettone and it makes the perfect breakfast pairing to my morning cappuccino!
Panettone are the cakes of the city and are much eaten at Carnival time.The Gourmet's Guide to Europe
In Rome and elsewhere in Italy an important article of Christmas food is the panettone, a currant loaf.Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan
Clement A. Miles
Before opening the conversation he insisted that Franco should take a glass of S. Colombano, and a piece of panettone.The Patriot
- a kind of Italian spiced brioche containing sultanas: traditionally eaten at Christmas in Italy
Italian, from panetto small loaf, from pane bread, from Latin pānis
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