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panettone

[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)
1.
an Italian yeast-leavened bread, traditionally eaten on holidays, usually made with raisins, candied fruit peels, almonds, and brandy.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Italian, derivative of panetto ‘little loaf’, equivalent to pan(e) bread (< Latin pānis) + -etto diminutive suffix
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panettone

/pænəˈtəʊnɪ; Italian panetˈtoːne/
noun (pl) -nes, -ni (-ni)
1.
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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