fettuccine

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction 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

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


FETTUCCINE Defined for English Language Learners

fettuccine

noun

Definition of fettuccine for English Language Learners

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


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