Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Pasta in flat, very wide strips.
  • n. A dish made by baking such pasta with layers of sauce and fillings such as cheese or meat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Flat sheet of pasta.
  • n. An Italian baked dish comprising layers of (1) with (usually) bolognese and bechamel sauce.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A baked dish of layers of lasagna{2} pasta with sauce and cheese and meat or vegetables; -- a popular dish of Italian cuisine.
  • n. large flat rectangular strips of pasta.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. baked dish of layers of lasagna pasta with sauce and cheese and meat or vegetables
  • n. very wide flat strips of pasta

Etymologies

Italian, possibly from Vulgar Latin *lasania, from Latin lasanum, chamber pot, cooking pot, from Greek lasanon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian lasagna, lasagne, from Latin lasanum ("cooking pot"), from Ancient Greek λάσανον (lasanon, "trivet or stand for a pot"), pl. λάσανα (lasana). Others argue the Italian lasagna originally derived from the Arabic (Semitic) lawzinaj ("almond cake"). (Wiktionary)

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