Definition of Al dente

1. Adjective. Of pasta cooked so as to be firm when eaten.

Geographical relationships: Italia, Italian Republic, Italy
Similar to: Hard

Definition of Al dente

1. Adjective. (context: of pasta) firm (used of pasta which is cooked just right) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Al Dente

al-Itihaad al-Islamiya
al-Rashid Trust
al Itihaad al Islamiya
al dente (current term)
al desko
al fresco
al niente
ala auris
ala central lobule
ala cerebelli
ala cinerea
ala cristae galli
ala lobuli centralis
ala major ossis sphenoidalis
ala minor ossis sphenoidalis
ala nasi
ala orbitalis

Literary usage of Al dente

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Montreal by Ulysses Travel Guides Staff (2004)
"Monkland •0486-4343 Well established on Monkland Avenue for many years, al dente is a popular and friendly ltalian eatery. ..."

2. Wild Winds: Adventures in the Highest Andes by Ed Darack (2001)
"Tom handed me a small Sierra cup, well crusted with old food bits and stained with something that looked like dried blood. “al dente, huh. Really al dente ..."

3. Quebec by Francois Remillard (2003)
"On a hot summer day, the large windows in the front and the few tables on the gallery are great places to pass the time. al dente $$ У) rue ..."

4. Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Cookbook by Susan Pollack (2005)
"Simmer until the lentils are soft. To cook pasta, add 1-2 cups hot water. Add pasta and cook until al dente. CAULIFLOWER SOUP SERVES 4-6 I cauliflower head ..."

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