far·​fal·​le | \ fär-ˈfä-(ˌ)lā How to pronounce farfalle (audio) , -lē \

Definition of farfalle

: butterfly-shaped pasta

Examples of farfalle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When boiling, add the farfalle and cook 8 minutes or until al dente or just slightly firm. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 8 June 2021 Yep, each farfalle, tagliatelle, and garganelli piece got a delicate coating. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, 29 July 2020 Meal kits include the Elda, with garlic farfalle pasta with pancetta, preserved lemon and pea ragu for $26 (serves 2), with ready-to-bake garlic bread. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, 15 May 2020 To shape the farfalle, hold the center of the rectangle with your index finger then use your thumb and middle finger to push the long sides together towards the center. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 21 Apr. 2020 Cook the farfalle for three to four minutes in boiling water. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 21 Apr. 2020 Add the farfalle and cook about 3 minutes, until the center of the bow ties are cooked through and tender. Erin Booke, Dallas News, 27 Mar. 2020 Classic Italian favorites include seafood risotto, braised duck farfalle, and chicken piccata. al, 26 Aug. 2019 Other pasta shapes can be substituted for the farfalle. Washington Post, 8 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of farfalle

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for farfalle

Italian, plural of farfalla, literally, butterfly

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“Farfalle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farfalle. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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