spaghetti

[ spuh-get-ee ]
/ spəˈgɛt i /

noun

a white, starchy pasta of Italian origin that is made in the form of long strings, boiled, and served with any of a variety of meat, tomato, or other sauces.
Electricity. an insulating tubing of small diameter into which bare wire can be slipped.

Origin of spaghetti

1885–90; < Italian, plural of spaghetto, diminutive of spago thin rope < Late Latin spacus twine, probably < Greek sphákos long-threaded lichen

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spaghetti

/ (spəˈɡɛtɪ) /

noun

pasta in the form of long strings

Word Origin for spaghetti

C19: from Italian: little cords, from spago a cord
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