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pas·ta

 (päs′tə)
n.
1. Unleavened dough, made with wheat or other flour, water, and sometimes eggs, that is molded into any of a variety of shapes and boiled.
2. A prepared dish containing pasta as its main ingredient.

[Italian, from Late Latin, paste, pastry cake; see paste1.]

pasta

(ˈpæstə)
n
(Cookery) any of several variously shaped edible preparations made from a flour and water dough, such as spaghetti
[Italian, from Late Latin: paste1]

pas•ta

(ˈpɑ stə; esp. Brit. ˈpæs tə)

n., pl. -tas.
a food preparation of thin, unleavened dough, processed into a variety of forms, as spaghetti or ravioli.
[1870–75; < Italian < Late Latin. See paste]
pas′ta•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pasta - a dish that contains pasta as its main ingredient
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
spaghetti - spaghetti served with a tomato sauce
cannelloni - tubular pasta filled with meat or cheese
lasagna, lasagne - baked dish of layers of lasagna pasta with sauce and cheese and meat or vegetables
macaroni and cheese - macaroni prepared in a cheese sauce
2.pasta - shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes eggpasta - shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg
solid food, food - any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink"
bowtie pasta, farfalle - pasta shaped with scalloped edges and pinched in the middle, suggestive of a bow tie
noodle - a ribbonlike strip of pasta
orzo - pasta shaped like pearls of barley; frequently prepared with lamb in Greek cuisine
spaghetti - pasta in the form of long strings
spaghettini - thin spaghetti
tortellini - small ring-shaped stuffed pasta
ziti - medium-sized tubular pasta in short pieces
rigatoni - tubular pasta in short ribbed pieces
fedelline - extremely fine pasta thinner than vermicelli
linguine, linguini - pasta in long slender flat strips
fettuccine, fettuccini - pasta in flat strips wider than linguine
vermicelli - pasta in strings thinner than spaghetti
macaroni - pasta in the form of slender tubes
lasagna, lasagne - very wide flat strips of pasta
penne - pasta in short tubes with diagonally cut ends
cappelletti, ravioli - small circular or square cases of dough with savory fillings
tagliatelle - pasta cut in narrow ribbons
manicotti - large pasta tubes stuffed with chopped meat or mild cheese and baked in tomato sauce
couscous - a pasta made in northern Africa of crushed and steamed semolina
dumpling, dumplings - small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough
mostaccioli - pasta somewhat resembling little moustaches

pasta

Types of pasta

agnolotti, bavette, bombolotti, bucatini, cannelloni, cappelletti, cellentani, conchiglie, ditali, farfalle, fettuccine, fettucine, or fettucini, fusilli, gnocchetti, gnocchi, lasagne, lasagnette, linguine, lumache, macaroni, maultaschen, noodles, orecchiette, paglia e fieno, pappardelle, penne, pipe, ravioli, rigatoni, ruote, spaghetti, spätzle or spaetzle, taglioni, tagliatelle, tortellini, tortelloni, tortiglioni, vermicelli, zita or ziti
Translations
بَاسْتَاعَجينة الباستا لِلمَعْكرونه
těstotěstoviny
pasta
pasta
tjestenina
pasta
パスタ
파스타
makaronų tešla
makaronu mīkla
pasta
พาสต้า อาหารจำพวกแป้ง
hamur işimakarna
mì pasta

pasta

[ˈpæstə] Npasta(s) f(pl)

pasta

[ˈpæstə] npâtes fpl
Pasta is easy to cook → Les pâtes sont faciles à préparer.

pasta

nTeigwaren pl, → Nudeln pl

pasta

[ˈpæstə] n (Culin) → pasta

pasta

(ˈpӕstə) , ((American) ˈpa:-) noun
a dough used in Italian cooking for making spaghetti, macaroni etc.

pasta

بَاسْتَا těstoviny pasta Nudeln ζυμαρικό pasta pasta pâtes tjestenina pasta パスタ 파스타 pasta pasta makaron macarrão макаронные изделия pasta พาสต้า อาหารจำพวกแป้ง makarna mì pasta 意大利面食

pas·ta

n. pasta, preparación de sustancias medicinales gen. para aplicar a la epidermis.
References in classic literature ?
Can I not, like Pasta, Malibran, Grisi, acquire for myself what you would never have given me, whatever might have been your fortune, a hundred or a hundred and fifty thousand livres per annum, for which I shall be indebted to no one but myself; and which, instead of being given as you gave me those poor twelve thousand francs, with sour looks and reproaches for my prodigality, will be accompanied with acclamations, with bravos, and with flowers?
Hazan is not crazy about the flavor of whole wheat pastas, but notes that pastas made with farro (an ancient grain) are becoming more popular as they taste good and are healthy.
Hazan organizes his seventy-five or so recipes into chapters of "Pasta Soups" "Vegetarian Pastas" "Seafood Pastas" and "Meat Pastas.
BARILLA, Italy's favourite pasta maker and world leading foodservice pasta brand, has launched a range of frozen (IQF) pastas and sauces into the UK foodservice sector.
Premium and branded pastas are expected to bring growth to the market over the next year.
The top-quality pastas from Italy are made with pure spring water.
To boost the richness of creamy or cheesy pastas, try using Land O Lakes Fat Free Half & Half instead of low-fat or fat-flee milk (we added fat-free to the numbers in the chart).
Whole wheats pastas offer little nutritional superiority either, because wheat (and other grains in general) are better respected for their carbohydrate value than their nutrient density.
Each Ronzoni[R] Bistro[TM] meal is made with the highest-quality Ronzoni pastas combined with flavorful sauces and ingredients, such as fresh herbs, extra virgin olive oil, white wine, vegetables, cheeses and meats.
In addition, many new pastas can be fantastic sources of protein and fiber.
One such item is MagNoodles, a line of pastas with "35 grams of whole grain goodness, and high fiber and protein from the addition of two ancient whole grains, spelt and Kamut," notes Aileen Magnotto, president and founder of the Hermitage, Pa.
White high-fiber pastas and pastas containing omega-3 fatty acids, spelt or Kamut are gaining in popularity, as are those that are organic or gluten-free.