linguine

[ling-gwee-nee]
noun Italian Cookery.
a type of pasta in long, slender, flat strips.
Also, linguini.


Origin:
1945–50; < Italian, plural of linguina, diminutive of lingua tongue; see -ine1

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linguine or linguini (lɪŋˈɡwiːnɪ)
 
n
a kind of pasta in the shape of thin flat strands
 
[from Italian: small tongues]
 
linguini or linguini
 
n
 
[from Italian: small tongues]

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Word Origin & History

linguine
1948, from It. linguine, pl. of linguina "little tongue," dim. of lingua "tongue," from L. lingua "tongue" (see lingual).
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Example sentences
We boiled fresh linguine, nutty with spelt and oat flour, saving a bit of the
  cooking water.
Cook a pot of linguine, drain it, and turn it out onto a plate.
Maybe the birds preferred the smell of linguine and clam sauce to that of
  cheese fries.
Cook your mussels in one pot with garlic, fennel seeds, and white wine while
  your linguine cooks in another pot.
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