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n. pl. pan·et·to·nes or pan·et·to·ni (-nē)
A festive Italian yeast cake flavored with candied fruit peels and raisins.

[Italian, augmentative of panetto, a small loaf, diminutive of pane, bread, from Latin pānis; see panada.]


(pænəˈtəʊnɪ; Italian panetˈtoːne)
n, pl -nes or -ni (-ni)
(Cookery) a kind of Italian spiced brioche containing sultanas: traditionally eaten at Christmas in Italy
[Italian, from panetto small loaf, from pane bread, from Latin pānis]


(ˌpæn ɪˈtoʊ ni)

n., pl. -nes, -ni (-nē).
an Italian yeast bread with raisins, almonds, candied fruit, etc.
[1920–25; < Italian, derivative of panetto little loaf =pan(e) bread (< Latin pānis) + -etto diminutive suffix]
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A Nestle cake factory in Italy got a nice holiday gift from the Animal Liberation Front: The group claimed responsibility for poisoning panettoni cakes delivered to Italian newsrooms, and said it had also contaminated cakes already in stores.