spumone

[ spuh-moh-nee, -ney; Italian spoo-maw-ne ]
/ spəˈmoʊ ni, -neɪ; Italian spuˈmɔ nɛ /

noun

an Italian style of ice cream of a very fine and smooth texture, usually containing layers of various colors and flavors and chopped fruit or nuts.

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Also spu·mo·ni [spuh-moh-nee] /spəˈmoʊ ni/.

Origin of spumone

1920–25; < Italian, equivalent to spum(a) spume + -one augmentative suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for spumone

spumone

spumoni

/ (spuːˈməʊnɪ, Italian spuˈmoːne) /

noun plural -ni (-nɪ)

a creamy Italian ice cream, made in sections of different colouring, usually containing candied fruit and nuts

Word Origin for spumone

Italian, from spuma foam, spume
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