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[kal-zoh-ney, -nee, -zohn; Italian kahl-zaw-ne] /kælˈzoʊ neɪ, -ni, -ˈzoʊn; Italian kɑlˈzɔ nɛ/
noun, Italian Cookery.
a turnover made of pizza dough, usually containing cheese, prosciutto, and herbs or garlic and either baked or fried.
Origin of calzone
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 Unabridged
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  • For lighter fare, opt for one of the gourmet hot sandwiches, a calzone or a hearty salad.
British Dictionary definitions for calzone


a dish of Italian origin consisting of pizza dough folded over a filling of cheese and tomatoes, herbs, ham, etc
Word Origin
C20: Italian, literally: trouser leg, from calzoni trousers
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