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1. Pasta in large-sized tubes.
2. A dish of such tubes stuffed with meat, vegetables, or cheese and baked in a tomato or cream sauce.
[Italian, pl. of cannellone, tubular soup noodle, from cannello, small tube, diminutive of canna, reed, from Latin; see cane.]
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(Cookery) tubular pieces of pasta filled with meat or cheese
[Italian, plural of cannellone, from cannello stalk, from canna cane1]
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can•nel•lo•ni(ˌkæn lˈoʊ ni)
(used with a sing. or pl. v.) large, tubular pieces of pasta filled usu. with chopped meat and baked in a sauce.
[1835–45; < Italian, pl. of cannellone=cannell(o) tube]
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