spaghetti

[spuh-get-ee]
noun
1.
a white, starchy pasta of Italian origin that is made in the form of long strings, boiled, and served with any of a variety of meat, tomato, or other sauces.
2.
Electricity. an insulating tubing of small diameter into which bare wire can be slipped.

Origin:
1885–90; < Italian, plural of spaghetto, diminutive of spago thin rope < Late Latin spacus twine, probably < Greek sphákos long-threaded lichen


See zucchini.
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spaghetti (spəˈɡɛtɪ)
 
n
pasta in the form of long strings
 
[C19: from Italian: little cords, from spago a cord]

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spaghetti
1849 (as sparghetti, in Eliza Acton's "Modern Cookery"), from It. spaghetti, pl. of spaghetto "string, twine," dim. of spago "cord," of uncertain origin. Spaghetti Western (one filmed in Italy) first attested 1969. Spaghetti strap is from 1972.
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