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Pasta in small rings stuffed usually with meat or cheese and served in soup or with a sauce.

[Italian, diminutive of tortelli, a kind of pasta, pl. diminutive of torta, cake, from Late Latin tōrta, a kind of bread; see tortilla.]
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(Cookery) pasta cut into small rounds, folded about a filling, and boiled
[diminutive of tortelli]
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(ˌtɔr tlˈi ni)

(used with a sing. or pl. v.) small rounds of pasta, filled with meat, cheese, etc., folded over, and shaped into rings.
[1905–10; < Italian, pl. of tortellino, diminutive of tortello stuffed pastry, derivative of torta cake; see torte]
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Noun1.tortellini - small ring-shaped stuffed pastatortellini - small ring-shaped stuffed pasta  
alimentary paste, pasta - shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg
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