• Dough made from wheat and water and sometimes mixed with egg and formed into various shapes; often sold in dried form and typically boiled for eating.
  • A dish or serving of pasta.
  • A type of pasta.


  • Borrowed from Italian pasta ("paste; pasta, noodles"), from Late Latin pasta, from Ancient Greek πάστα, neuter plural from παστός, from Ancient Greek πάσσω ("to sprinkle"), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷeh₁t- ("to shake"). paste, and patty.

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