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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a dish that contains pasta as its main ingredient
2: shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and
sometimes egg [syn: pasta, alimentary paste]