linguine

noun
lin·​gui·​ne | \ liŋ-ˈgwē-nē How to pronounce linguine (audio) \
variants: or linguini

Definition of linguine

: narrow flat pasta

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The modern language closest to Latin is Italian, and the Italian word linguine means literally "little tongues". Linguine is only one of the types of pasta whose names describes their shapes. Others include spaghetti ("little strings"), fettuccine ("little ribbons"), penne ("little quills"), orzo ("barley"), farfalle ("butterflies"), vermicelli ("little worms"), capellini ("little hairs"), fusilli ("little spindles"), and radiatori ("little radiators"). If you're thinking about learning Italian, you could make a good start by just visiting an Italian restaurant.

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Recent Examples on the Web Chinese egg noodles and whole-wheat linguine are other possibilities, though. Washington Post, ", or shop at your international market of choice, and you may be rewarded with some alternative noodle options. Dress them with your sauce of choice, or try one of these adaptable options from," 11 Apr. 2020 In addition to linguine, De Laurentiis packs hers with prosciutto, garlic and fresh parsley, plus Asiago, mozzarella and mascarpone. Lauren Salkeld, NBC News, "7 simple, satisfying egg recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner," 16 Apr. 2020 VooDoo Daddy’s Steam Kitchen The Beignets & Bubbly special feeds 4 ($62.95) with shrimp and chicken linguine, garlic remoulade toast, house salad, eight beignets and a bottle of Cote des Roses Rosé. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Mother's Day: Here are 31 restaurants for takeout brunch and dinner in metro Phoenix," 5 May 2020 In addition to linguine, De Laurentiis packs hers with prosciutto, garlic and fresh parsley, plus Asiago, mozzarella and mascarpone. Lauren Salkeld, NBC News, "7 simple, satisfying egg recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner," 16 Apr. 2020 Cook the linguine in the large pot according to package directions. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "5 Easter Brunch Recipes You Can Make In 30 Minutes Or Less," 10 Apr. 2020 Ligurian Pesto Sauce With Trofie Pasta Corrado Corti, Chef of La Terrazza at Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino Chef Corti is devoted to Ligurian traditions, including linguine with his fresh pesto sauce. Alisha Prakash, Travel + Leisure, "18 Italian Hotel Chefs Share Their Favorite Recipes to Help You Get a Taste of Italy at Home," 6 Apr. 2020 His arms were undefined and gangly, like strands of linguine. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Tom Brady and the Wildest NFL Off-Season Ever," 2 Mar. 2020 In addition to linguine, De Laurentiis packs hers with prosciutto, garlic and fresh parsley, plus Asiago, mozzarella and mascarpone. NBC News, "7 simple, satisfying egg recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner," 9 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of linguine

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for linguine

Italian, plural of linguina, diminutive of lingua tongue, from Latin

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The first known use of linguine was circa 1948

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6 Jun 2020

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“Linguine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linguine. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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linguine

noun
How to pronounce linguine (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of linguine

: a type of pasta that is long, thin, and flat

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