noun pen·ne \ˈpe(n)-(ˌ)nā\
plural penne

Definition of PENNE

:  short thick diagonally cut tubular pasta

Origin of PENNE

Italian, plural of penna, literally, quill, feather, pen, from Latin pinna feather & penna wing — more at pen
First Known Use: 1919


Next Word in the Dictionary: penneechPrevious Word in the Dictionary: pennatuloidAll Words Near: penne
July 28, 2015
pachyderm Hear it
an elephant
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears