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1. Pasta in large-sized tubes.
2. A dish consisting of such tubes stuffed with meat or cheese, usually served hot with a tomato sauce.

[Italian, pl. of manicotto, muff, from manica, sleeve, from Latin manicae, sleeves, from manus, hand; see man- in Indo-European roots.]
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pl n
(Cookery) large tubular noodles, usually stuffed with ricotta cheese and baked in a tomato sauce
[Italian: sleeves, plural of manicotto, diminutive of manica sleeve]
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(ˌmæn ɪˈkɒt i)

(used with a sing. or pl. v.) large tubular noodles usu. stuffed with a mild cheese and baked in a tomato sauce.
[1945–50; < Italian: pl. of manicotto muff, diminutive of manica sleeve]
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Noun1.manicotti - large pasta tubes stuffed with chopped meat or mild cheese and baked in tomato saucemanicotti - large pasta tubes stuffed with chopped meat or mild cheese and baked in tomato sauce
alimentary paste, pasta - shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg
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