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

  • adj. Cooked enough to be firm but not soft: pasta al dente.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. firm (used of pasta which is cooked just right)

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

  • adj. of pasta cooked so as to be firm when eaten


Italian : al, to the + dente, tooth.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian al (“to the”) +‎ dente (“tooth”). (Wiktionary)


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