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also lin·gui·ni  (lĭng-gwē′nē)
Pasta in long, flat, thin strands.

[Italian, pl. of linguina, diminutive of lingua, tongue, from Latin; see lingua.]
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(lɪŋˈɡwiːnɪ) or


(Cookery) a kind of pasta in the shape of thin flat strands
[from Italian: small tongues]
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or lin•gui•ni

(lɪŋˈgwi ni)

(used with a sing. or pl. v.) a type of pasta in long, slender, flat strips.
[1945–50; < Italian, pl. of linguina, diminutive of lingua tongue; see -ine3]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.linguine - pasta in long slender flat stripslinguine - pasta in long slender flat strips  
alimentary paste, pasta - shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg
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It is understandable if you zipped past Linguine's Italian Eatery when cruising eastward on Route 20 near the Northboro-Marlboro border.
And except for the red awning that says "Linguine's'' in script, there is little to distinguish the building as a restaurant.
But for locals in the know, Linguine's is THE place to stop for family-style Italian cooking.
Linguine's popularity was evident when we pulled into the parking lot and had to drive around the back to what looked like overflow parking behind a split rail fence.
This is our fourth review of Linguine's (I counted the old ones on the wall) and perhaps our 10th meal there.
For a dollar more than that, sit down, and they'll serve you a bowl of ziti or linguine with the same sauce.
Linguine's isn't fancy or formal, but it's neat, attractive and very clean.