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lasagna

[luh-zahn-yuh, lah-] /ləˈzɑn yə, lɑ-/
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
1840-1850
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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British Dictionary definitions for lasagne

lasagne

/ləˈzænjə; -ˈsæn-/
noun
1.
a form of pasta consisting of wide flat sheets
2.
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 lasagne

lasagna

n.

"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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