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ravioli

[ rav-ee-oh-lee, rah-vee-; Italian rah-vyaw-lee ]
/ ˌræv iˈoʊ li, ˌrɑ vi-; Italian rɑˈvyɔ li /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
small cases of pasta, often square, stuffed with a filling, usually of meat or cheese, and often served with a tomato sauce.

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Origin of ravioli

First recorded in 1835–45; from Italian, plural of dialectal raviolo “little turnip,” diminutive of rava, from Latin rāpa; see origin at rape2

usage note for ravioli

See zucchini.

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British Dictionary definitions for ravioli

ravioli
/ (ˌrævɪˈəʊlɪ) /

noun
small squares of pasta containing a savoury mixture of meat, cheese, etc

Word Origin for ravioli

C19: from Italian dialect, literally: little turnips, from Italian rava turnip, from Latin rāpa
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