pastitsio

noun pas·ti·tsio \ pä-ˈstēt-sē-(ˌ)ō \
variants: or less commonly pastitso play \pä-ˈstēt-(ˌ)sō\
Updated on: 8 Apr 2018

Definition of pastitsio

: a Greek baked dish made of ground meat layered with pasta and usually topped with white sauce and cheese

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Origin and Etymology of pastitsio

Modern Greek, from Italian pasticcio


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