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[kuh-noh-lee; Italian kahn-naw-lee] /kəˈnoʊ li; Italian kɑnˈnɔ li/
plural noun, Italian Cookery.
tubular pastry shells stuffed with a sweetened filling of whipped ricotta and often containing nuts, citron, or bits of chocolate.
Origin of cannoli
1940-45; < Italian, plural of cannolo, derivative of canna reed, cane; cf. cannelloni Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Grab some cannoli to go at one of the many trattorias and then watch a bocce ball contest or street hockey match.
  • If you still have room, try the fresh cannoli or tiramisu.
  • Desserts include homemade ice cream with unique flavors such as cannoli and pumpkin.
  • Cheesecake and cannoli are the restaurant's dessert options.
  • For dessert, try the cannoli or the profiteroles with cream.
  • Soups and various salads are all outstanding, as are eggplant rollatini, baked clams and cannoli.
  • The cannoli cream was the only common ingredient used in both the cannoli cake and cannoli pastries on the pastry platter.
  • The sausages and cannoli taste better knowing that the proceeds are going to people and organizations in need.
  • Of course, cannoli ranks high on the dessert menu, so don't fill up too much.

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