tortellini


tortellini

plural noun Italian Cookery.

  1. small rounds of pasta, filled, as with a meat or cheese stuffing, and then shaped into rings and boiled: often served in broth or with a sauce.

noun

  1. pasta cut into small rounds, folded about a filling, and boiled
n.

1937, from Italian, plural of tortellino, diminutive of tortello “cake, fritter,” itself a diminutive of torta (see torte).

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