al dente

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian al(to the) +‎ dente(tooth).

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Adjective[edit]

al dente (comparative more al dente, superlative most al dente)

  1. (of pasta, vegetable, rice, beans, etc.) firm to the bite (used of pasta which is cooked just right)

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