calzone

[kal-zoh-ney, -nee, -zohn; Italian kahl-zaw-ne]
noun Italian Cookery.
a turnover made of pizza dough, usually containing cheese, prosciutto, and herbs or garlic and either baked or fried.

Origin:
1945–50; < Italian: literally, trouser leg (calzoni (plural) trousers), masculine augmentative of calza stocking < Vulgar Latin *calcea, for Latin calceus shoe, derivative of calx heel

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calzone (kælˈtsəʊnɪ)
 
n
a dish of Italian origin consisting of pizza dough folded over a filling of cheese and tomatoes, herbs, ham, etc
 
[C20: Italian, literally: trouser leg, from calzoni trousers]

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For lighter fare, opt for one of the gourmet hot sandwiches, a calzone or a hearty salad.
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