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cappelletti

[kap-uh-let-ee; Italian kahp-pel-let-tee] /ˌkæp əˈlɛt i; Italian ˌkɑp pɛlˈlɛt ti/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
small pieces of pasta filled with meat or cheese.
Origin of cappelletti
1940-1945
1940-45; < Italian, plural of cappelletto little hat, diminutive of capello hat; see capeline
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  • Freshly made and still moist cappelletti, little hats, contrived out of tasty paste, may be had in any Little Italy macaroni shop.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • These cappelletti should be cooked in chicken or turkey broth until the paste is tender, and served with this broth as a soup.

  • These cappelletti should be cooked in chicken or beef broth until the paste is tender, and served with this broth as a soup.

    The Italian Cook Book Maria Gentile
British Dictionary definitions for cappelletti

cappelletti

/ˌkæpəˈlɛtɪ/
noun
1.
small squares of pasta containing a savoury mixture of meat, cheese, or vegetables
Word Origin
C19: Italian, plural of cappelletto, literally: little hat
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