farfalle

noun
far·​fal·​le | \fär-ˈfä-(ˌ)lā, -lē\

Definition of farfalle 

: butterfly-shaped pasta

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The array of pasta shapes available, including fat, rustic bucatini and elegant farfalle (bowties), to name a couple of my favorites, gives you even more to play around with. Domenica Marchetti, charlotteobserver, "These are 4 of the easiest weeknight pastas you’ll ever find | Charlotte Observer," 22 May 2018 Transfer the farfalle to the skillet; gently toss with the sauce until well incorporated. Domenica Marchetti, charlotteobserver, "These are 4 of the easiest weeknight pastas you’ll ever find | Charlotte Observer," 22 May 2018 Add the farfalle to the boiling water; reduce the heat to medium-high and cook according to the package directions (for al dente). Domenica Marchetti, charlotteobserver, "These are 4 of the easiest weeknight pastas you’ll ever find | Charlotte Observer," 22 May 2018 For the main course, dig into the saffron farfalle with a vegetarian root Bolognese sauce, Parmesan and grapefruit breadcrumbs ($16) or the rye gnocchetti with wood ear mushrooms, Thai basil, Brazil nuts and English peas ($16). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "The best vegetarian dishes at non-vegetarian restaurants in Chicago," 9 Aug. 2017 Fellini, farfalle, Fendi As if the history of civilization weren't enough, Rome’s also ground zero for the golden era of Italian cinema. Condé Nast Traveler, "The World's Most Beautiful Train Stations," 10 Apr. 2018 The latter come in 12 permutations, and each is available with the standard signature Barilla pasta or a substitution of whole grain penne or fusilli, gluten-free penne or fusilli, organic penne, or protein plus farfalle. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Barilla now has five fast-casual restaurants," 21 Mar. 2018 Drain the farfalle, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "Sunday Lunch Recipes," 4 Oct. 2007

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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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