spumone

spumone

[spuh-moh-nee, -ney; Italian spoo-maw-ne]
noun
an Italian style of ice cream of a very fine and smooth texture, usually containing layers of various colors and flavors and chopped fruit or nuts.
Also, spumoni [spuh-moh-nee] .


Origin:
1920–25; < Italian, equivalent to spum(a) spume + -one augmentative suffix

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spumone or spumoni (spuːˈməʊnɪ, Italian spuˈmoːne, spuːˈməʊnɪ, Italian spuˈmoːne)
 
n , pl -ni
a creamy Italian ice cream, made in sections of different colouring, usually containing candied fruit and nuts
 
[Italian, from spuma foam, spume]
 
spumoni or spumoni (spuːˈməʊnɪ, Italian spuˈmoːne, spuːˈməʊnɪ, Italian spuˈmoːne, -nɪ)
 
n
 
[Italian, from spuma foam, spume]

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