pasticcio

noun
pas·​tic·​cio | \ pa-ˈstē-ch(ē-ˌ)ō How to pronounce pasticcio (audio) , pä-\
plural pasticci\ pa-​ˈstē-​(ˌ)chē How to pronounce pasticci (audio) , pä-​ \ or pasticcios

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One will serve Athenian chicken, pork shish kabobs, moussaka, pasticcio (ground beef with noodles) with béchamel sauce on top. Joanna Broder, chicagotribune.com, "Popular Big Greek Food Fest of Niles returns," 12 July 2017 Chili families are woven through the Greek community, and Holy Trinity is the only Greek Orthodox Church in town, so there were plenty of chili families working on the Panegyri pasticcio. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati chili, a Greek church festival and the scent of cinnamon," 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of pasticcio

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pasticcio

Italian, literally, baked meat dish, pie, from Vulgar Latin *pasticium, from Late Latin pasta

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