Definition of carbonara adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɑːbəˈnɑːrə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːrbəˈnɑːrə//
(from Italian)
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carbonara sauce is made with bacon and eggs and served with pasta spaghetti carbonara Word OriginItalian, literally ‘charcoal kiln’, perhaps influenced by carbonata, a dish of charcoal-grilled salt pork.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carbonara