la·​sa·​gna lə-ˈzän-yə How to pronounce lasagna (audio)
or less commonly lasagne : pasta in the form of broad often ruffled ribbons
: a baked dish containing layers of boiled lasagna, and usually cheese, a seasoned sauce of tomatoes, and meat or vegetables

Examples of lasagna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The restoration, which ended up costing $150,000, included updating plumbing and electrical systems and replacing the roof, which was a lasagna of old roofs stacked on top of one another. Stacy Suaya, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2024 As waters receded and lands rose, generations of creatures became trapped and buried in the sediment over time, creating a paleontological lasagna just waiting to be discovered. Justin Meneguzzi, Travel + Leisure, 16 June 2024 Resembling a lasagna—yes, the plantains take the place of the pasta—this layered dish is only something Caribbean people could have created. Zayda Rivera, Parents, 30 May 2024 The organization expects to celebrate its 1,500th delivery in Orange County this month, Hill said, noting that at least one chef has personally delivered more than 100 lasagnas. Theresa Cisneros, Orange County Register, 12 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for lasagna 

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Word History


Italian lasagna, from Vulgar Latin *lasania cooking pot, its contents, from Latin lasanum chamber pot, from Greek lasanon

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lasagna was in 1846

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“Lasagna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


la·​sa·​gna lə-ˈzän-yə How to pronounce lasagna (audio)
: broad flat noodles baked with a sauce usually of tomatoes, cheese, and meat or vegetables

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