rigatoni

noun rig·a·to·ni \ ˌri-gə-ˈtō-nē \

Definition of rigatoni

:pasta made in short wide fluted tubes

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Origin and Etymology of rigatoni

Italian, plural, from rigato furrowed, fluted, from past participle of rigare to furrow, flute, from riga line, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German rīga line — more at row


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rigatoni

noun

Definition of rigatoni for English Language Learners

  • : a type of pasta that is shaped like short, wide tubes


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