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

  • n. A sauce for pasta containing eggs, minced bacon or ham, grated cheese, and seasonings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Spaghetti carbonara

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

  • n. sauce for pasta; contains eggs and bacon or ham and grated cheese


Italian (alla) carbonara, (from) a charcoal grill, from carbone, charcoal, from Latin carbō, carbōn-; see carbon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Italian carbonara (Wiktionary)



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