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lasagna

or la·sa·gne

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

Origin of lasagna

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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Word Origin and History for 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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