Definition of al dente adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

al dente

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ɑl ˈdɛnteɪ//
 
, NAmE//æl‑//
 
(from Italian)
 
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(of cooked food, especially pasta) firm, but not hard, when bitten
al denteadverb
 
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