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cal•zo•ne  (kal zōnā, -nē, -zōn;[It.]käl zône),USA pronunciation n. [Italian Cookery.]
  1. Fooda turnover made of pizza dough, usually containing cheese, prosciutto, and herbs or garlic and either baked or fried.
  • Vulgar Latin *calcea, for Latin calceus shoe, derivative of calx heel
  • Italian: literally, trouser leg (calzoni (plural) trousers), masculine augmentative of calza stocking
  • 1945–50

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calzone /kælˈtsəʊnɪ/ n
  1. a dish of Italian origin consisting of pizza dough folded over a filling of cheese and tomatoes, herbs, ham, etc
Etymology: 20th Century: Italian, literally: trouser leg, from calzoni trousers


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