fettuccini

fettuccine

[fet-uh-chee-nee; Italian fet-toot-chee-ne]
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
pasta cut in flat narrow strips.
Also, fettuccini [fet-uh-chee-nee] .


Origin:
1910–15; < Italian, plural of fettuccina, diminutive of fettuccia, diminutive of fetta slice, ribbon < *offetta < Latin off(a) flour cake, lump of food + Italian -etta diminutive suffix (see -ette)


See zucchini.
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fettuccine
1922, from It., plural of fettuccina, lit. little ribbon, dim. of fetta slice, ribbon.

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