ragù

noun ra·gù
variants: or less commonly ragu play \ra-ˈgü, rä-\

Definition of ragù

plural ragùs also ragus
:a hearty, seasoned Italian sauce of meat and tomatoes that is used chiefly in pasta dishes and that is typically made with ground beef, tomatoes, and finely chopped onions, celery, and carrots
  • Though it's a hot day, Delia serves up big bowls of gnocchi with a meat ragù
  • —David LeavittTravel & LeisureMay 2000
  • This cozy trattoria has cultivated a loyal following of … residents who come for generous portions of homemade pastas like spaghetti with lamb ragù.
  • Food and WineApril 2002
  • Another born-in-Bologna specialty at Diana is lasagne, which is built of velvety layers of spinach pasta, bechamel sauce, ragu and parmesan.
  • —Christina LynchW8–15 Feb. 1988

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Origin and Etymology of ragù

borrowed from Italian ragù, borrowed from French ragoûtragout


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