pas·​ti·​na | \ ˈpä-stē-nə How to pronounce pastina (audio) \

Definition of pastina

: very small bits of pasta used in soup or broth

Examples of pastina in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or those tiny pastas, like pastina, with a little butter. Emma Wartzman, Bon Appetit, "All the Things We Eat When We're Too Sick to Cook," 7 Mar. 2018 How to Use Tiny Pasta Even smaller than short pasta is tiny pasta (or pastina, for those in the scientific community). Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "Which Pasta Shapes to Use When: A Definitive Guide," 11 Sep. 2017 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. Laura Demarco,, "Stella Mia Ristorante: Sophisticated family dining in Westlake (review, photos)," 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of pastina

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pastina

Italian, diminutive of pasta pasta

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“Pastina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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