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gelati

[juh-lah-tee] /dʒəˈlɑ ti/
noun, Italian Cookery.
1.
a rich ice cream, made with eggs and usually containing a relatively low percentage of butterfat.
Also, gelato
[juh-lah-toh] /dʒəˈlɑ toʊ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< Italian, plural of gelato, noun use of past participle of gelare to freeze; see gelatin
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Examples from the web for gelato
  • But the rosemary gelato topped everything-that and the meeting of the restaurant's bartenders that took place right beside us.
  • For dessert, don't bother with anything but a dish of vanilla gelato.
  • When making the perfect gelato, much depends on the size of the ice crystals.
  • Tooling around as a beloved icon in an enchanting place is as addictive as good gelato.
  • Seeing a prominent politician walk down the street licking scoops of gelato from a cone could only happen in my city.
  • Use frozen or fresh strawberries in this smooth gelato.
  • People can enjoy different festivals throughout the year, browse through art galleries and stop at cafes for espresso or gelato.
  • DeAnna's also has desserts such as tiramisu, ricotta cheesecake and gelato.
  • If you're too full for the fried banana split, you may want to sample the homemade gelato.
  • It's a warm bittersweet-chocolate cake in a pool of caramel strewn with cocoa nibs, and on top is a scoop of salted peanut gelato.
British Dictionary definitions for gelato

gelato

/dʒəˈlɑːtəʊ/
noun
1.
Italian ice-cream
Word Origin
C20: Italian, literally, frozen
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Contemporary definitions for gelato
noun

an Italian ice cream with almost no air and thereby denser than other ice creams

Word Origin

1929-34; < It. Gelare to freeze

Usage Note

pl gelatos, gelati

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Word Origin and History for gelato
n.

by 1970, from Italian gelato, literally "frozen," past participle of gelare "to freeze" (see cold (adj.)).

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