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Dictionary Definition

fettuccine n : pasta in flat strips wider than linguine [syn: fettuccini]

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English

Etymology

little ribbons

Noun

fettuccine
  1. Long, flat ribbons of pasta, cut from a rolled-out sheet; identical in form to tagliatelle.

Italian

Noun

fettuccine
  1. Plural of fettuccina

Extensive Definition

Fettuccine (literally "little ribbons" in Italian) is a type of pasta. It is a flat, thick noodle made of egg and flour, similar to tagliatelle.
In Italian cuisine, it is traditionally made fresh (either at home or commercially), but dried versions also exist on the market.
A popular fettuccine dish in North America is fettuccine alfredo.
fettuccine in Spanish: Fettuccine
fettuccine in Norwegian: Fettuccine
fettuccine in Yiddish: פעטוטשיני
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