[ fet-uh-chee-nee; Italian fet-toot-chee-ne ]
/ ˌfɛt əˈtʃi ni; Italian ˌfɛt tutˈtʃi nɛ /
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noun Italian Cooking.
a type of pasta in long, wide, flat strips.Compare linguine.
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Origin of fettuccine
First recorded in 1910–15; from Italian, plural of fettuccina, diminutive of fettuccia, diminutive of fetta “slice, ribbon,” from offetta (unattested), Latin off(a) “flour cake, lump of food” + Italian -etta diminutive suffix (see -ette)
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