Visual Thesaurus Word of the Day
Friday, April 20th penne Al Dente Word of the Day:
You may have eaten it without knowing what it was — if, in fact, you've eaten pasta in the shape called penne without reflecting, while masticating, on why it is so named. This is an easy one: it's the plural of Italian penna, "quill, feather, pen." Penne is a fairly early entry (1960s) in the continuing and robust inroad of Italian pasta names to English.
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