Lasagna meaning

lə-zänyə
Pasta in flat, very wide strips.
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A dish made by baking such pasta with layers of sauce and fillings such as cheese or meat.
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Pasta in wide, flat strips.
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A dish consisting of this pasta baked with alternating layers of, typically, tomato sauce, ground meat, and cheese.
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Flat sheet of pasta.
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An Italian baked dish comprising layers of (1) with (usually) bolognese and bechamel sauce.
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Origin of lasagna

  • Italian 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian lasagna, lasagne, from Latin lasanum (“cooking pot"), from Ancient Greek λάσανον (lasanon, “trivet or stand for a pot"), pl. λάσανα (lasana). Others argue the Italian lasagna originally derived from the Arabic (Semitic) lawzinaj ("almond cake").

    From Wiktionary