Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Italian, a flat, wide piece of pasta, possibly from Vulgar Latin *lasania, dish cooked in a vessel like a chamber pot, noodle dish (perhaps influenced by Latin laganum, thin flat sheet of dough), from Latin lasanum, chamber pot, from Greek lasanon, tripod, chamber pot, of unknown origin.]

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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").

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