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pasta

noun pas·ta \ˈpäs-tə also ˈpas-\

: 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

Full Definition of PASTA

1
:  paste in processed form (as macaroni) or in the form of fresh dough (as ravioli)
2
:  a dish of cooked pasta
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Examples of PASTA

  1. They ordered pasta with meat sauce.
  2. Breads and pastas are high in carbohydrates.

Origin of PASTA

Italian, from Late Latin
First Known Use: 1847

Rhymes with PASTA

PASTA Defined for Kids

pasta

noun pas·ta \ˈpä-stə\

Definition of PASTA for Kids

1
:  a dough of flour, eggs, and water made in different shapes and dried or used fresh
2
:  a dish of cooked pasta <She ordered pasta with sauce.>

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