linguine

or lin·gui·ni

[ling-gwee-nee]

noun Italian Cookery.

a type of pasta in long, slender, flat strips.

Nearby words

  1. lingual vein,
  2. linguaphile,
  3. linguatula,
  4. linguatuliasis,
  5. linguiform,
  6. linguist,
  7. linguistic,
  8. linguistic analysis,
  9. linguistic area,
  10. linguistic atlas

Origin of linguine

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

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British Dictionary definitions for linguini

linguine

linguini

noun

a kind of pasta in the shape of thin flat strands

Word Origin for linguine

from Italian: small tongues

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Word Origin and History for linguini

linguine

n.

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

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