Definition of spumoni in English:


(also spumone)


mass nounNorth American
  • A kind of ice-cream dessert with different colours and flavours in layers.

    • ‘At an Italian restaurant one night, he orders spumoni for dessert.’
    • ‘You'll find much more than just cannoli and spumoni coming out of Fabrizio Collica's pastry kitchen.’
    • ‘Round out the menu with toasted garlic bread, plenty of Parmesan cheese and easygoing red wine, and a simple layered ice cream terrine with spumoni flavors, and you have a homey dinner that's perfect for a crisp fall evening.’
    • ‘I asked André where he wanted to go and Mildred responded that she would like to get some Italian spumoni.’
    • ‘The company's signature dessert is spumoni, a premium gelato designed to be sliced, rather than scooped, so that every serving contains each flavor, along with the appropriate amount of fruit, nuts and whipped cream.’


From Italian spumone, from spuma ‘foam’.