[ rig-uh-toh-nee ]
/ ˌrɪg əˈtoʊ ni /
a tubular pasta in short, ribbed pieces.
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Origin of rigatoni
1925–30; <Italian (noun plural), equivalent to rigat(o) furrowed, lined, striped (past participle of rigare, derivative of riga a line <Langobardic *rīga) + -oni plural augmentative suffix
Words nearby rigatoni
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British Dictionary definitions for rigatoni
/ (ˌrɪɡəˈtəʊnɪ) /
macaroni in the form of short ridged often slightly curved pieces
Word Origin for rigatoni
C20: Italian, plural of rigato, from rigare to draw lines, make stripes, from riga a line, of Germanic origin
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