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pastina

[ pa-stee-nuh ]
/ pæˈsti nə /
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noun
very small pieces of pasta, available in various shapes, used especially in soups.
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Origin of pastina

First recorded in 1900–05; from Italian: literally, “little pasta,” diminutive of pasta “pasta” + -ina feminine diminutive suffix; see origin at paste, -ine2
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