tortellini means: Small, filled pasta pockets made of small rounds of dough that are then turned into dumplings. You can fill them with any kind of stuffing and they are available in either a sauce or a plain broth. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does tortellini mean?
Italian word for “small twists” and it is used to refer to small, stuffed pasta that looks like a ring. (in Cooking Dictionary)
Pasta is served with soup or a sauce in small rings. (in Merlin Dictionary)