ta·gli·a·tel·le (täl′yə-tĕlē, -lā)
1. Pasta in narrow flat strips, usually somewhat thinner and often narrower than fettuccine.
2. A dish made with such strips of pasta.
[Italian, pl. of tagliatella, diminutive of tagliata, from feminine past participle of tagliare, to cut, from Late Latin tāliāre; see TAILOR.]
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