Pasta in flat, very wide strips.
A dish made by baking such pasta with layers of sauce and fillings such as cheese or meat.
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 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