rigatoni

[ rig-uh-toh-nee ]
/ ˌrɪg əˈtoʊ ni /

noun

a tubular pasta in short, ribbed pieces.

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
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British Dictionary definitions for rigatoni

rigatoni

/ (ˌrɪɡəˈtəʊnɪ) /

noun

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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