tortoni

[ tawr-toh-nee ]
/ tɔrˈtoʊ ni /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. tortoise-core,
  2. tortoiseshell,
  3. tortoiseshell cat,
  4. tortoiseshell turtle,
  5. tortola,
  6. tortricid,
  7. tortuga,
  8. tortuosity,
  9. tortuous,
  10. tortuously

Origin of tortoni

First recorded in 1940–45; said to be after an Italian café owner in Paris in the 18th century

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British Dictionary definitions for tortoni

tortoni

/ (tɔːˈtəʊnɪ) /

noun

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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