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fettuccine

[fet-uh-chee-nee; Italian fet-toot-chee-ne] /ˌfɛt əˈtʃi ni; Italian ˌfɛt tutˈtʃi nɛ/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
pasta cut in flat narrow strips.
Also, fettuccini
[fet-uh-chee-nee] /ˌfɛt əˈtʃi ni/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1910-1915
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)
Usage note
See zucchini.
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n.

see fettuccine.

fettuccine

n.

1922, from Italian fettuccine, plural of fettuccina, literally "little ribbon," diminutive of fetta "slice, ribbon" (see fetta).

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