Definition of pasta noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpæstə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːstə//
[uncountable] Carbohydrates
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an Italian food made from flour, water and sometimes eggs, formed into different shapes and usually served with a sauce. It is hard when dry and soft when cooked. Toss the pasta with the hot sauce. See related entries: Carbohydrates Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Italian, literally ‘paste’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pasta