la·​sa·​gna | \lə-ˈzän-yə \

Definition of lasagna 

1 or less commonly lasagne \ lə-​ˈzän-​yə \ : pasta in the form of broad often ruffled ribbons

2 : a baked dish containing layers of boiled lasagna, and usually cheese, a seasoned sauce of tomatoes, and meat or vegetables

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Manicotti and Osso buco have taken a break for the summer, replaced by lighter fare, but there are still pasta favorites like lasagna and seven spaghetti dishes. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Food at this Italian restaurant in Old Louisville isn't your nonna's," 5 June 2018 This is probably going to happen, though, once Kevin learns Rebecca makes Jack's favorite lasagna every year and eats it alone. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "'This Is Us' Season 2 Episode 14 Recap: Jack's Death Is Explained in Full," 5 Feb. 2018 Pastelón, the fried sweet plantain and meat dish, is a crowd-pleaser, much like it’s Italian cousin, lasagna. Mackenzie Wagoner, Bon Appetit, "How to Throw a Healthyish Dinner Party When It's Cold Outside," 11 Jan. 2018 Landmark also offers daily specials with dishes ranging from lasagna to beef tips. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In 127-year-old building, Mequon's Landmark Inn remains true to its name," 24 May 2018 Mantuano and executive chef Justin Plank worked to create a menu that will offer old favorites along with more modern Italian fare, from lasagna to housemade porchetta. Lauren Delgado,, "Terralina Crafted Italian opening June 28 in Disney Springs," 25 June 2018 At lunch, an otherwise decent chicken Parmesan panino was sidetracked by bread toasted too hard, and lasagna presented a compressed cake of pasta with no personality or lift in the layers. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Pesto Ristorante a solid addition to Olmos Park," 29 Mar. 2018 Dinner items available include lasagna, chicken parmesan and spaghetti. Julie A. Short/special To,, "Moose's Mission provides comfort to shelter, rescue animals: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 21 Jan. 2018 Often called pastel Azteca (pastel means cake), the dish has a multitude of variations, but the guiding factor is layering corn or flour tortillas with sauce and filling, much like an Italian lasagna. Sally Pasley Vargas,, "Recipe: For Cinco de Mayo, tortillas, spicy sauce, and filling are layered in pastel Azteca," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of lasagna

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lasagna

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

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English Language Learners Definition of lasagna

: a type of Italian food that has layers of flat noodles baked with a sauce usually of tomatoes, cheese, and meat


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: layers of broad flat noodles baked with a sauce usually of tomatoes, cheese, and meat or vegetables

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