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 (lasanon, trivet or stand for a pot), pl. λάσανα (lasana). 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. Flat sheet of pasta.
  2. An Italian baked dish comprising layers of (1) with (usually) bolognese and bechamel sauce.

Usage notes[edit]

In Italian, lasagna refers to one sheet of pasta and lasagne (the plural of lasagna) refers to the dish with several layers. This distinction is rarely observed in English.

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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