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tortoni

[tawr-toh-nee] /tɔrˈtoʊ ni/
noun
1.
ice cream made with eggs and heavy cream, often containing chopped cherries or topped with minced almonds or crumbled macaroons.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; said to be after an Italian café owner in Paris in the 18th century
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tortoni

/tɔːˈtəʊnɪ/
noun
1.
a rich ice cream often flavoured with sherry
Word Origin
from Italian: probably from the name of a 19th-century Italian caterer in Paris
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Contemporary definitions for tortoni
noun

a rum- or sherry-flavored frozen Italian dessert of ice cream or whipped cream, topped with chopped macaroons, cherries, or almonds; also called biscuit tortoni

Word Origin

for Italian café owner in Paris who created it

Usage Note

cooking

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