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").
- (Canada) IPA(key): /ləˈzɑ.njə/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ləˈzæn.jə/, /ləˈzɑː.njə/
- (US) IPA(key): /ləˈzɑ.njə/, /ləˈsɑ.njə/
- A flat sheet of pasta.
- An Italian baked dish comprising layers of such pasta with (usually) bolognese and bechamel sauce.
- 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.
lasagna f (plural lasagne)
- a flat sheet of pasta