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[pan-i-toh-nee; Italian pah-net-taw-ne] /ˌpæn ɪˈtoʊ ni; Italian ˌpɑ nɛtˈtɔ nɛ/
noun, plural panettones
[pan-i-toh-neez] /ˌpæn ɪˈtoʊ niz/ (Show IPA).
Italian, panettoni
[pah-net-taw-nee] /ˌpɑ nɛtˈtɔ ni/ (Show IPA)
an Italian yeast-leavened bread, traditionally eaten on holidays, usually made with raisins, candied fruit peels, almonds, and brandy.
Origin of panettone
1920-25; < Italian, derivative of panetto ‘little loaf’, equivalent to pan(e) bread (< Latin pānis) + -etto diminutive suffix Unabridged
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Examples from the web for panettone
  • They also make fruit-studded panettone, croissants, and butter cookies.
  • Made with panettone, it is served warm with white chocolate melting across the top.
British Dictionary definitions for panettone


/pænəˈtəʊnɪ; Italian panetˈtoːne/
noun (pl) -nes, -ni (-ni)
a kind of Italian spiced brioche containing sultanas: traditionally eaten at Christmas in Italy
Word Origin
Italian, from panetto small loaf, from pane bread, from Latin pānis
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