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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Origin and Etymology of alimentary paste
translation of Italian pasta alimentaria
First Known Use: 1842
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