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al den·te

 (ăl dĕn′tē, äl dĕn′tā)
Cooked enough to be firm but not soft: pasta al dente.

[Italian : al, to the + dente, tooth.]

al den′te adv.
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al dente

(al ˈdɛnte)
(Cookery) (of a pasta dish) cooked so as to be firm when eaten
[literally: to the tooth]
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al den•te

(æl ˈdɛn teɪ, -ti)
adj., adv.
(esp. of pasta) cooked but still firm to the bite.
[1945–50; Italian: literally, to the tooth]
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al dente

Pasta which has been cooked so that it is just firm to the bite.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: dente - of pasta cooked so as to be firm when eatenal dente - of pasta cooked so as to be firm when eaten
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
hard - resisting weight or pressure
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al dente

adj, adv spaghettial dente; ricekörnig
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