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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.
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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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Examples from the Web for tortoni

Historical Examples

  • (You can get them that way at Tortoni's)—Write, if you please!

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe

  • It was at Tortoni's that he had made the acquaintance of Dubourg.

  • At Tortoni's and the Café Anglais, not a glimmer is visible.

  • Does Tortoni ever give his customers a repast they enjoy more?

    Paul Kelver

    Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome

  • The sumptuous cafs Tortoni founded in 1798 and de Paris opened 1822 have long since passed away.


British Dictionary definitions for tortoni

tortoni

noun
  1. a rich ice cream often flavoured with sherry
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Word Origin

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