farfalla

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps of onomatopoeic origin, or from Old High German fīfaltra (butterfly).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

farfalla f (plural farfalle)

  1. butterfly
  2. bow tie
  3. (chiefly in the plural) pasta in the shape of butterflies or bow ties
  4. (swimming) the butterfly stroke

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