lasagna

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English[edit]

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A serving of lasagna

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian lasagna, lasagne, from Latin lasanum (cooking pot), from Ancient Greek λάσανον (lásanon, trivet or stand for a pot), pl. λάσανα (lásana). Others argue the Italian lasagna originally derived from the Arabic (Semitic) lawzinaj ("almond cake").

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Noun[edit]

lasagna (plural lasagnas or lasagne)

  1. A flat sheet of pasta.
  2. An Italian baked dish comprising layers of such pasta with (usually) bolognese and bechamel sauce.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Italian, lasagna refers to one sheet of pasta and its plural form, lasagne, refers to the dish with several layers. This distinction is rarely observed in English.
  • When the dish is referred to as lasagne (rather than lasagna), lasagnes is sometimes found as the plural form, referring to multiple dishes or varieties.

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /laˈzaɲːa/, /laˈsaɲːa/
  • Hyphenation: la‧sà‧gna
  • Rhymes: -aɲɲa

Noun[edit]

lasagna f (plural lasagne)

  1. a flat sheet of pasta