Carbonara meaning

kär'bə-när'ə
Being or served with a sauce of eggs, minced bacon or ham, grated cheese, and seasonings.

Spaghetti carbonara.

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Carbonara sauce.
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Designating pasta that is mixed, just after boiling, with a sauce of sautéed bacon, Parmesan cheese, pepper, and beaten eggs, formed as the eggs are cooked slightly by the hot pasta.

Fettuccine carbonara.

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Spaghetti carbonara.
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Origin of carbonara

  • Italian (alla) carbonara (from) a charcoal grill from carbone charcoal from Latin carbō carbōn- carbon
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the Italian carbonara
    From Wiktionary