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[luh-zahn-yuh, lah-] /ləˈzɑn yə, lɑ-/
large, flat, rectangular strips of pasta.
a baked dish consisting of layers of this pasta, cheese, tomato sauce, and usually meat.
Also, lasagne.
Origin of lasagna
1840-50; < Italian < Vulgar Latin *lasania cooking pot (hence, apparently, the contents of the pot), for Latin lasanum, lasanus chamber pot < Greek lásana (plural), orig., trivet or stand for a pot Unabridged
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  • lasagna was not quite as good as the best brands of the other types of flat pasta, but with a rich sauce it would be fine.
  • The lasagna was good, but the gnocchi was heavy and only partially saved by the perky tomato sauce.
  • Beef lasagna made with leanest ground beef and fat-free and low-fat dairy products.
British Dictionary definitions for lasagna


/ləˈzænjə; -ˈsæn-/
a form of pasta consisting of wide flat sheets
any of several dishes made from layers of lasagne and meat, cheese, etc
Word Origin
from Italian lasagna, from Latin lasanum cooking pot
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Word Origin and History for lasagna

"pasta cut in long, wide strips; a dish made from this," 1760 (as an Italian word in English), from Italian (plural is lasagne), from Vulgar Latin *lasania, from Latin lasanum "a pot," from Greek lasanon "pot with feet, trivet."

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