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or lin·gui·ni

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noun Italian Cookery.
  1. a type of pasta in long, slender, flat strips.
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Origin of linguine

1945–50; < Italian, plural of linguina, diminutive of lingua tongue; see -ine1
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Related Words for linguine

tortellini, ravioli, macaroni, spaghetti, linguine, gnocchi, fettuccini, rigatoni, shells, vermicelli, ziti, lasagna, manicotti, orzo

British Dictionary definitions for linguine



  1. a kind of pasta in the shape of thin flat strands
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Word Origin for linguine

from Italian: small tongues
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Word Origin and History for linguine


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

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