From Italian lasagna (and its plural lasagne), possibly from Vulgar Latin *lasania, from Latin lasanum (“cooking pot”), from Ancient Greek λάσανον (lásanon, “trivet or stand for a pot”). Others argue the Italian lasagna originally derived from the Arabic لَوْزِينَج (lawzīnaj, “almond cake”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /ləˈzæn.jə/, /ləˈzɑː.njə/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ləˈzɑ.njə/, /ləˈsɑ.njə/
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- (Canada) IPA(key): /ləˈzɑ.njə/
- (General New Zealand) IPA(key): /lɘˈsɐː.njɘ/, /lɘˈzɐː.njɘ/
- A flat sheet of pasta.
- An Italian baked dish comprising layers of such pasta with various ingredients (usually a meat ragù (chiefly Bolognese), a fish ragù or a vegetarian/vegetable ragù with bechamel sauce)
- In Italian, lasagna refers to one flat sheet of pasta and its plural form, lasagne, refers to the dish. This distinction is also observed in English, but only rarely in American 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)
- (cooking, food) a food made of flat sheets of pasta alternated with condiments
- (cooking, chiefly in the plural) a dish of lasagna