- pasta in wide, flat strips
- a dish consisting of this pasta baked with alternating layers of, typically, tomato sauce, ground meat, and cheese
Origin of lasagnaItalian (pl. lasagne) from Vulgar Latin an unverified form lasania, a kind of noodle from Classical Latin lasanum, a pot from Classical Greek lasanon, pot with feet, trivet
- also la·sa·gne Pasta in flat, very wide strips.
- A dish made by baking such pasta with layers of sauce and fillings such as cheese or meat.
Origin of lasagnaItalian a flat, wide piece of pasta possibly from Vulgar Latin lasania dish cooked in a vessel like a chamber pot, noodle dish ( perhaps influenced by Latin laganum thin flat sheet of dough ) from Latin lasanum chamber pot from Greek lasanon tripod, chamber pot of unknown origin
(plural lasagnas or lasagne)
In Italian, lasagna refers to one sheet of pasta and lasagne (the plural of lasagna) refers to the dish with several layers. This distinction is rarely observed in English.