Definitions

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

  • noun A pasta shaped like grains of rice, frequently used in soups.

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

  • noun (Cookery) Pasta shaped like pearls of barley; frequently prepared with lamb in Greek cuisine.

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  • noun a form of pasta the size and shape of grains of rice or barley; often used in soups

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  • noun pasta shaped like pearls of barley; frequently prepared with lamb in Greek cuisine

Etymologies

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

[Italian, barley, orzo, from Latin hordeum.]

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From Italian orzo.

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