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

  • n. Pasta in the shape of bow ties.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. pasta in the shape of butterflies or bow ties

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

  • n. pasta shaped with scalloped edges and pinched in the middle, suggestive of a bow tie


Italian, pl. of farfalla, butterfly, of imitative origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian butterflies, bow ties (Wiktionary)



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