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linguine

[ling-gwee-nee] /lɪŋˈgwi ni/
noun, Italian Cookery.
1.
a type of pasta in long, slender, flat strips.
Also, linguini.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; < Italian, plural of linguina, diminutive of lingua tongue; see -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for linguini

linguine

/lɪŋˈɡwiːnɪ/
noun
1.
a kind of pasta in the shape of thin flat strands
Word Origin
from Italian: small tongues
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Word Origin and History for linguini

linguine

n.

1948, from Italian linguine, plural of linguina "little tongue," diminutive of lingua "tongue," from Latin lingua "tongue" (see lingual).

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