- a type of pasta in long, slender, flat strips.
Origin of linguine
1945–50; < Italian, plural of linguina, diminutive of lingua tongue; see -ine1
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- a kind of pasta in the shape of thin flat strands
from Italian: small tongues
Word Origin and History for linguini
1948, from Italian linguine, plural of linguina "little tongue," diminutive of lingua "tongue," from Latin lingua "tongue" (see lingual).
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