2. [syn: pasta, alimentary paste]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
pasta \pas"ta\ (p[.a]"st[.a]; Brit. p[a^]s"t[.a]) n.
Any of a variety of edible unleavened doughey preparations
made from flour, eggs and water, originating in Italy, and
shaped into various forms, such as solid strings (as
spaghetti), hollow tubes, or layered squares (ravioli). They
may be mixed with various sauces, often having a tomato base,
or filled with meat or cheese fillings.
Syn: Italian paste, paste.