lasagne

lasagna

[luh-zahn-yuh, lah-]
noun
1.
large, flat, rectangular strips of pasta.
2.
a baked dish consisting of layers of this pasta, cheese, tomato sauce, and usually meat.
Also, lasagne.


Origin:
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

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lasagne or lasagna (ləˈzænjə, -ˈsæn-, ləˈzænjə, -ˈsæn-)
 
n
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
 
n
 
[from Italian lasagna, from Latin lasanum cooking pot]

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lasagna
"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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