fet·​tuc·​ci·​ne | \ ˌfe-tə-ˈchē-nē How to pronounce fettuccine (audio) \
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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Add the fettuccine and cook according to package directions until al dente. Jessica Battilana, SFChronicle.com, "Repertoire: Fettuccine Alfredo With Favas is an easy summer dinner," 28 June 2019 Mägo’s menu skews rustic with plates of asparagus and burrata; wheat fettuccine; and halibut with salted rhubarb, priced between $12 and $24. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Former San Francisco fine dining chef opens Mägo, a neighborhood bistro in Oakland," 10 June 2019 Think of them in terms of categories: big tubes (penne, rigatoni), little scoop-y/tube-y shapes (elbows, shells), twirly spirals (rotini, gemelli), thinner strands (spaghetti, linguine), wider strands (fettuccine, pappardelle). Sherry Rujikarn, Good Housekeeping, "5 Common Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Pasta," 8 Apr. 2015 Add the fettuccine to the boiling water and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Marky Ramone's Drum Punk Pasta Recipe," 18 Oct. 2010 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

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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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