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

  • n. Pasta in ribbed, slightly curved, large-sized tubes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a ribbed tubular form of pasta, larger than penne but with square-cut ends, often slightly curved

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

  • n. tubular pasta in short ribbed pieces


Italian, from rigato, past participle of rigare, to draw a line, from riga, line, of Germanic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian (Wiktionary)



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