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linguine vs. spaghetti

linguine vs. spaghetti: What's the difference?

Although linguine and spaghetti are both long, thin pasta shapes, linguine is thicker and flatter than spaghetti. While spaghetti is round and tubular, linguine is flat and ribbonlike, though not as wide as fettuccine.

[ ling-gwee-nee ]
  1. a type of pasta in long, slender, flat strips.
[ spuh-get-ee ]
  1. 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.
  2. an insulating tubing of small diameter into which bare wire can be slipped.

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