Definition of linguine
: narrow flat pasta
Recent Examples of linguine from the Web
The linguine alla Nerano is a classic from the Mellinos’ hometown and is done exquisitely.
Basil and olive oil tossed with linguine makes a quick side dish.
Helpful Hints: — Dried linguine can be used instead of fresh.
Le Petit Paris will offer a three-course, $55 prix-fixe menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights include King Crab with celery and avocado; shrimp linguine in a lobster cream sauce; and chocolate brioche.
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Did You Know?
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.
Origin and Etymology of linguine
Italian, plural of linguina, diminutive of lingua tongue, from Latin
First Known Use: circa 1948See Words from the same year
LINGUINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of linguine for English Language Learners
: a type of pasta that is long, thin, and flat
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