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affogato

Line breaks: af¦fo|gato
Pronunciation: /afəˈɡɑːtəʊ/

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Definition of affogato in English:

noun (plural affogatos)

An Italian dessert consisting of vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of espresso coffee: the affogato was to die for, with the bitter espresso perfectly complementing the sweet ice cream

Origin

Italian, literally 'drowned', past participle of affogare 'to drown'.

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