American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Unleavened dough, made of wheat flour, water, and sometimes eggs, that is molded into any of a variety of shapes and boiled.
- n. A prepared dish containing pasta as its main ingredient.
- n. uncountable (particularly in Italian cooking) Dough made from wheat and water and sometimes mixed with egg and formed into various shapes; often sold in dried form, it is typically boiled for eating.
- n. uncountable A dish or serving of pasta.
- n. countable A type of pasta.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any of a variety of edible unleavened doughey preparations made from flour, eggs and water, originating in Italy, and shaped into various forms, such as solid strings (as spaghetti), hollow tubes, or layered squares (ravioli). They may be mixed with various sauces, often having a tomato base, or filled with meat or cheese fillings.
- n. a dish that contains pasta as its main ingredient
- n. shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg
- From Italian pasta, from Latin pasta ("dough, pastry cake, paste"), from Ancient Greek παστά (pasta, "barley porridge"), from παστός (pastos, "sprinkled with salt") (Wiktionary)
- Italian, from Late Latin, paste, pastry cake; see paste1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Laura said ... noble pig: the word pasta is for grown-ups, of course -- anything served at lunch to the girls in this house is a noodle.”
“Bring a pot of salted water to a bowl, add the pasta and cook until the pasta is al dente.”
“The word pasta is uncountable in English, as are the names of individual types of pasta (spaghetti, cannelloni, etc.), although these names are Italian plural forms.”
“Book Five is all about what he calls pasta—which still meant pastry and dough, so pies, tarts, and fritters are the main topics of interest rather than maccheroni, vermicelli, and ravioli.”
“Assemble salad while pasta is still warm: Combine pasta, tomatoes, asparagus and parsley in a large serving bowl; mix in dressing.”
“Semolina: Made from the endosperm of Durum Wheat, usually used in pasta and pizza crusts due to the elasticity from gluten.”
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