[luh-zahn-yuh, lah-]
large, flat, rectangular strips of pasta.
a baked dish consisting of layers of this pasta, cheese, tomato sauce, and usually meat.
Also, lasagne.

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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lasagne or lasagna (ləˈzænjə, -ˈsæn-, ləˈzænjə, -ˈsæn-)
1.  a form of pasta consisting of wide flat sheets
2.  any of several dishes made from layers of lasagne and meat, cheese, etc
[from Italian lasagna, from Latin lasanum cooking pot]
lasagna or lasagna
[from Italian lasagna, from Latin lasanum cooking pot]

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Word Origin & History

"pasta cut in long, wide strips; a dish made from this," 1760, from It. (pl. is lasagne), from V.L. *lasania, from L. lasanum "a pot," from Gk. lasanon "pot with feet, trivet."
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Example sentences
Cottage cheese also is a low-fat, low-cost alternative to ricotta for lasagna.
Layer chopped, sauteed kale into a lasagna with squash and walnuts or sausage.
Use thin slices of cooked polenta instead of pasta in lasagna.
Pumpkin lasagna is a hearty main course for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
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