panettoni

panettone

[pan-i-toh-nee; Italian pah-net-taw-ne]
noun, plural panettones [pan-i-toh-neez] . Italian, panettoni [pah-net-taw-nee] .
an Italian yeast-leavened bread, traditionally eaten on holidays, usually made with raisins, candied fruit peels, almonds, and brandy.

Origin:
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)
 
n , pl -nes, -ni
a kind of Italian spiced brioche containing sultanas: traditionally eaten at Christmas in Italy
 
[Italian, from panetto small loaf, from pane bread, from Latin pānis]

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