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 for pasta
From 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 1.5]

From 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]

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