rigatoni


rigatoni

noun

  1. a tubular pasta in short, ribbed pieces.

noun

  1. macaroni in the form of short ridged often slightly curved pieces
n.

“short, hollow, fluted tubes of pasta,” 1930, from Italian rigatooni, plural of rigato, past participle of rigare “to draw a line, to make fluting,” from riga “line; something cut out,” from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *rigon- (cf. row (n.1)), from PIE *rei- “to scratch, tear, cut” (see riparian).

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