or la·sa·gne

[ luh-zahn-yuh, lah- ]
/ ləˈzɑn yə, lɑ- /


large, flat, rectangular strips of pasta.
a baked dish consisting of layers of this pasta, cheese, tomato sauce, and usually meat.

Nearby words

  1. las cruces,
  2. las palmas,
  3. las vegas,
  4. las vegas night,
  5. lasa,
  6. lasagne,
  7. lasalle,
  8. lascar,
  9. lascaux,
  10. lascaux cave

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lasagne



/ (ləˈzænjə, -ˈsæn-) /


a form of pasta consisting of wide flat sheets
any of several dishes made from layers of lasagne and meat, cheese, etc

Word Origin for lasagne

from Italian lasagna, from Latin lasanum cooking pot

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Word Origin and History for lasagne



"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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