panettone

[ pan-i-toh-nee; Italian pah-net-taw-ne ]
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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/.
  1. an Italian yeast-leavened bread, traditionally eaten on holidays, usually made with raisins, candied fruit peels, almonds, and brandy.

Origin of panettone

1
First recorded in 1920–25; from Italian, derivative of panetto “little loaf,” equivalent to pan(e) “bread” (from Latin pānis ) + -etto diminutive suffix

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How to use panettone in a sentence

  • This recipe for panettone reminds me of the panettone that I love to make this time of year.

    Fresh Picks | Marisa May | January 5, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Recipe This is the season for panettone and it makes the perfect breakfast pairing to my morning cappuccino!

    Fresh Picks | Marisa May | January 5, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • This is the season for panettone and it makes the perfect breakfast pairing to my morning cappuccino!

    Fresh Picks | Marisa May | January 5, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Before opening the conversation he insisted that Franco should take a glass of S. Colombano, and a piece of panettone.

    The Patriot | Antonio Fogazzaro
  • In Rome and elsewhere in Italy an important article of Christmas food is the panettone, a currant loaf.

  • panettone are the cakes of the city and are much eaten at Carnival time.

British Dictionary definitions for panettone

panettone

/ (pænəˈtəʊnɪ, Italian panetˈtoːne) /


nounplural -nes or -ni (-ni)
  1. a kind of Italian spiced brioche containing sultanas: traditionally eaten at Christmas in Italy

Origin of panettone

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

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