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



BrE BrE//ˌmækəˈrəʊni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmækəˈroʊni//
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pasta in the shape of hollow tubes Word Originearly 16th cent.: from Italian maccaroni (now usually spelled maccheroni), plural of maccarone, from late Greek makaria ‘food made from barley’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: macaroni

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