[kuh-noh-lee; Italian kahn-naw-lee]
plural noun Italian Cookery.
tubular pastry shells stuffed with a sweetened filling of whipped ricotta and often containing nuts, citron, or bits of chocolate.

1940–45; < Italian, plural of cannolo, derivative of canna reed, cane; cf. cannelloni Unabridged
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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.
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