linguines

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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linguine
1948, from It. linguine, pl. of linguina "little tongue," dim. of lingua "tongue," from L. lingua "tongue" (see lingual).
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