from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fried pastry roll with a sweet creamy filling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. tubes of fried pasta, filled with ricotta or similar cream cheese, and flavorings, eaten as a dessert; typical of Sicily.
Italian, pl. of cannolo, tube, diminutive of canna, reed, from Latin; see cane.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian cannoli, little tubes. (Wiktionary)