bavette

noun

ba·​vet·​te bä-ˈve-(ˌ)tā How to pronounce bavette (audio)
: a flat noodle similar to linguine
This is the kind of dish that would be compatible with almost any form of pasta and one interesting form, available in Italian markets, is called bavette.Pierre Franey, New York Times, 29 June 1977

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Italian, plural of bavetta "flash on a cast piece of metal," diminutive of bava "flash on a cast piece of metal," literally, "drool, dribble," going back to Vulgar Latin *baba, probably baby talk

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“Bavette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bavette. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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