Definition of Pasta

1. Noun. A dish that contains pasta as its main ingredient.

Generic synonyms: Dish
Specialized synonyms: Spaghetti, Cannelloni, Lasagna, Lasagne, Macaroni And Cheese

2. Noun. Shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg.

Definition of Pasta

1. Noun. (''particularly in Italian cooking'') Dough made from wheat and water and sometimes mixed with egg and formed into various shapes; often sold in dried form, it is typically boiled for eating. ¹

2. Noun. A dish or serving of pasta. ¹

3. Noun. A type of pasta. ¹

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Definition of Pasta

1. a food made of dough [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pasta

past paper
past papers
past participial
past participle
past participles
past perfect
past perfect continuous
past perfect progressive
past perfect tense
past progressive
past progressive tense
past simple
past tense
past tenses
past times
pasta (current term)
pasta salad
pasta sauce
paste egg

Literary usage of Pasta

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1. International Trade: Issues and Effects of Implementing the Continued by Loren Yager (2006)
"The bulk of pasta production in the United States is dry pasta, with production of frozen or refrigerated pasta constituting a smaller portion of the US ..."

2. The Companion by Leigh Hunt (1828)
"pasta IN DESDEMONA. A CRITIC in a Sunday paper has found fault with our ... The Companion, in the same mood of amiable enthusiasm, writes thus of pasta. ..."

3. Some Famous Singers of the 19th Century by Francis Rogers (1914)
"Catalan! an6~pasta ANGELICA CATALANI (1780-1849) GIUDITTA NEGRI pasta ... From pasta, on the contrary, Nature had withheld beauty of voice and person, ..."

4. Adventure Guide to Venice & the Veneto by Marissa Fabris (2005)
"In a separate pot, boil water and cook pasta. When the soup is done, ... Return liquid to soup purée, mix well and ladle into bowls with pasta. ..."

5. Table Talk: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things by William Hazlitt (1846)
"Madame pasta and Mademoiselle Mars. I LIKED Mademoiselle Mars exceedingly well, till I saw Madame pasta whom I liked so much better. ..."

6. Letters of Edward FitzGerald by Edward FitzGerald (1894)
"Medea, Signora pasta.' You know what she said, to the Confusion of all aesthetic People, one of whom said to her, 'sans doute vous avez beaucoup ..."

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