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pasta

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noun pas·ta \ˈpäs-tə also ˈpas-\

Simple Definition of pasta

  • : a food made from a mixture of flour, water, and sometimes eggs that is formed into different shapes (such as thin strips, tubes, or shells) and usually boiled

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pasta

  1. 1 :  paste in processed form (as macaroni) or in the form of fresh dough (as ravioli)

  2. 2 :  a dish of cooked pasta

Examples of pasta in a sentence

  1. They ordered pasta with meat sauce.

  2. Breads and pastas are high in carbohydrates.



Origin and Etymology of pasta

Italian, from Late Latin


First Known Use: 1847

Rhymes with pasta



PASTA Defined for Kids

pasta

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noun pas·ta \ˈpä-stə\

Definition of pasta for Students

  1. 1 :  a dough of flour, eggs, and water made in different shapes and dried or used fresh

  2. 2 :  a dish of cooked pasta <She ordered pasta with sauce.>




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