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Being or served with a sauce of eggs, minced bacon or ham, grated cheese, and seasonings: spaghetti carbonara.
[Italian (alla) carbonara, (from) a charcoal grill, from carbone, charcoal, from Latin carbō, carbōn-; see carbon.]
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a sauce, containing cream, bacon, cheese and egg, that is usually served with pasta
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car•bo•na•ra(ˌkɑr bəˈnɑr ə)
served with a sauce of beaten eggs, grated cheese, and chopped bacon: spaghetti carbonara.
[1960–65; < dial. Italian (alla) carbonara literally, in the manner of the charcoal pit]
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