[ pa-stee-nuh ]

  1. very small pieces of pasta, available in various shapes, used especially in soups.

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

Words Nearby pastina Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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