noun, plural trulli [troo-lee] .
a dwelling of the Apulia region of Italy, roofed with conical constructions of corbeled dry masonry.

1905–10; < Italian < Apulian dialect truḍḍu < Medieval Greek, Late Greek trŷllos cupola, ultimately < Latin trulla ladle, scoop (cf. trowel), probably by intermediary sense “cup, goblet”; compare similar development of cupola Unabridged
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