pasta Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pasta" in British English

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pastanoun [U]

uk   /ˈpæs.tə/  us   /ˈpɑː.stə/
A2 a ​food made from ​flour, ​water, and sometimes ​egg, that is ​cooked and usually ​served with a ​sauce. It is made in ​variousshapes that have different ​names: Spaghetti, ​lasagne, ​ravioli, and ​cannelloni are all ​types of pasta.
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(Definition of pasta from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pastanoun [U]

 us   /ˈpɑ·stə, ˈpæs·tə/
a ​food made of ​flour, ​water, and sometimes ​egg which is ​formed into a ​variety of ​shapes that are hard when ​dry and ​soft when ​cooked
(Definition of pasta from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pasta”
in Korean 파스타…
in Arabic باستا, مَعْكَرونة…
in Malaysian pasta…
in French pâtes…
in Russian макароны…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常拌以調味醬的)義大利麵食…
in Italian pasta…
in Turkish makarna…
in Polish makaron…
in Spanish pasta…
in Vietnamese mì ống…
in Portuguese macarrão…
in Thai พาสต้า…
in German die Pasta…
in Catalan pasta…
in Japanese パスタ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常拌以调味汁的)意大利面食…
in Indonesian pasta…
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