can·nel·lo·ni (kăn′ə-lōnē, kä′nə-)
1. Pasta in large-sized tubes.
2. A dish of such tubes stuffed with meat, vegetables, or cheese and baked in a tomato or cream sauce.
[Italian, pl. of cannellone, tubular soup noodle, from cannello, small tube, diminutive of canna, reed, from Latin; see CANE.]
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