alimentary paste


Definition of alimentary paste

: a shaped and dried dough (such as macaroni, spaghetti, and vermicelli) prepared from semolina, farina, or wheat flour or a mixture of these with water or milk and with or without egg or egg yolk

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First Known Use of alimentary paste

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alimentary paste

translation of Italian pasta alimentaria

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“Alimentary paste.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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