al dente[äl den′tā, al-]
al dente definition by Webster's New World
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cooked until firm to the bite; chewy: said esp. of pasta
Origin: Italian literally , to the tooth
al dente definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Cooked enough to be firm but not soft: pasta al dente.
Origin: Italian : al, to the + dente, tooth.
- al denˈte adverb