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ravioli

[rav-ee-oh-lee, rah-vee-; Italian rah-vyaw-lee] /ˌræv iˈoʊ li, ˌrɑ vi-; Italian rɑˈvyɔ li/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
small cases of pasta, often square, stuffed with a filling, usually of meat or cheese, and often served with a tomato sauce.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Italian, plural of dial. raviolo little turnip, diminutive of rava < Latin rāpa; see rape2
Usage note
See zucchini.
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British Dictionary definitions for raviolis

ravioli

/ˌrævɪˈəʊlɪ/
noun
1.
small squares of pasta containing a savoury mixture of meat, cheese, etc
Word Origin
C19: from Italian dialect, literally: little turnips, from Italian rava turnip, from Latin rāpa
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Word Origin and History for raviolis

ravioli

n.

1610s, from Middle English raffyolys, also rafyols (late 14c.). The word probably was re-borrowed several times, most recently in 1841, from Italian ravioli, a dialectal plural of raviolo, a diminutive of an unidentified noun, perhaps of rava "turnip."

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