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English definition of “al dente”

al dente

adjective, adverb     /ˌælˈden.teɪ/ approving
describes cooked pasta or other food that is still firm when bittenCookery termsForeign words and phrases used in English
(Definition of al dente adjective, adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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