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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.
al dente(al ˈdɛnte)
(Cookery) (of a pasta dish) cooked so as to be firm when eaten
[literally: to the tooth]
al den•te(æl ˈdɛn teɪ, -ti)
(esp. of pasta) cooked but still firm to the bite.
[1945–50; Italian: literally, to the tooth]
Pasta which has been cooked so that it is just firm to the bite.
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