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linguine

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noun lin·gui·ne \liŋ-ˈgwē-nē\

Simple Definition of linguine

  • : a type of pasta that is long, thin, and flat

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of linguine

  1. :  narrow flat pasta

Did You Know?

The modern language closest to Latin is Italian, and the Italian word linguine means literally "little tongues". Linguine is only one of the types of pasta whose names describes their shapes. Others include spaghetti ("little strings"), fettuccine ("little ribbons"), penne ("little quills"), orzo ("barley"), farfalle ("butterflies"), vermicelli ("little worms"), capellini ("little hairs"), fusilli ("little spindles"), and radiatori ("little radiators"). If you're thinking about learning Italian, you could make a good start by just visiting an Italian restaurant.

Variants of linguine

or

linguini

Origin and Etymology of linguine

Italian, plural of linguina, diminutive of lingua tongue, from Latin


First Known Use: circa 1948


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