fet·​tuc·​ci·​ne | \ˌfe-tə-ˈchē-nē \
variants: or fettuccini or fettucine or fettucini

Definition of fettuccine 

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

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The standards — cheese ravioli, egg fettuccine and rigatoni — are rounded out by rarities like gemelli, which is colloquially called unicorn horns, squid-ink linguine and custom-order fusi sheets. New York Times, "The Long-Running Pasta Show of Queens," 15 May 2018 Rosie's Pasta will be at the market with vegan soup bowls, fettuccine and veggie blend spirals. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "A happy hour at one of the state’s biggest vegetable farms," 4 Apr. 2018 Act One could include cheesy gougeres hot from the oven, a refreshing kale salad with green apples and a creamy bowl of handmade fettuccine with ham and a poached egg. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Maverick Texas Brasserie a new star for Southtown," 19 Apr. 2018 The restaurant also serves fettuccine al forno mixed dramatically in a Parmesan wheel, as well as veal valdostana, fritto misto, cocktails, craft beers and wine. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Just Opened: Stefani Prime is serving up steak and old favorites," 9 Apr. 2018 Pasta options are bucatini, fettuccine, maccheroni, fusilli, pappardelle, tagliolini, linguine, spaghetti, rigatoni and tagliatelle. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "New Fresco Café Italiano offering pasta deal," 5 Apr. 2018 The promotion includes four dishes with either giant manicotti or stuffed fettuccine, which is essentially long ravioli strips stuffed with cheese and covered with alfredo sauce. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Olive Garden adds 'giant' 12-ounce meatball to menu," 2 Apr. 2018 Rosie's Pasta is back at the market from Sterling with fettuccine, veggie spirals and three varieties of quick vegan soup bowls. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Easter treats are hopping to a farmers market near you," 21 Mar. 2018 The Alfredo sauce, sweetly dripping from the fettuccine like rain from a leaf, hit me like a prescription opiate that had been specifically engineered for my opiate receptors. Pete Wells, New York Times, "Can Fancy Chefs Excel at Fast, Cheap Food? Two Case Studies," 23 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of fettuccine

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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English Language Learners Definition of fettuccine

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

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