Definition of pastina
: very small bits of pasta used in soup or broth
Recent Examples of pastina from the Web
The soup of the day on our visit was Italian wedding, a straight-forward version of the classic with succulent meatballs, tender escarole and pastina.
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Origin and Etymology of pastina
Italian, diminutive of pasta pasta
First Known Use: 1903See Words from the same year
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