fettuccine

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction fet·tuc·ci·ne \ˌfe-tə-ˈchē-nē\
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fettuccini

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fettucine

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fettucini

Definition of fettuccine

  1. :  pasta in the form of narrow ribbons; also :  a dish of which fettuccine forms the base

Origin and Etymology of fettuccine

Italian, plural of fettuccina, diminutive of fettuccia small slice, ribbon, diminutive of fetta slice, probably alteration of *offetta, from offa flour cake, from Latin


First Known Use: 1912


FETTUCCINE Defined for English Language Learners

fettuccine

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction fet·tuc·ci·ne \ˌfe-tə-ˈchē-nē\

Definition of fettuccine for English Language Learners

  • : a type of pasta that is shaped like long, thin ribbons

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