[ tawr-toh-nee ]
/ tɔrˈtoʊ ni /


ice cream made with eggs and heavy cream, often containing chopped cherries or topped with minced almonds or crumbled macaroons.

Origin of tortoni

First recorded in 1940–45; said to be after an Italian café owner in Paris in the 18th century Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for tortoni

/ (tɔːˈtəʊnɪ) /


a rich ice cream often flavoured with sherry

Word Origin for tortoni

from Italian: probably from the name of a 19th-century Italian caterer in Paris
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