tortoni

[tawr-toh-nee]
noun
  1. ice cream made with eggs and heavy cream, often containing chopped cherries or topped with minced almonds or crumbled macaroons.
  2. biscuit tortoni.

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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tortoni

noun
  1. 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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