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Penne vs. Rigatoni

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Pennenoun

A type of short, diagonally cut pasta.

Rigatoninoun

A ribbed tubular form of pasta, larger than penne but with square-cut ends, often slightly curved.

Pennenoun

pasta in short tubes with diagonally cut ends

Rigatoninoun

tubular pasta in short ribbed pieces

Penne

Penne (Italian: [ˈpenːe]) is an extruded type of pasta with cylinder-shaped pieces, their ends cut at an angle. Penne is the plural form of the Italian penna (meaning feather but pen as well), deriving from Latin penna (meaning or ), and is a cognate of the English word pen.

‘feather’; ‘quill’;

Rigatoninoun

pasta in the form of short hollow fluted tubes.

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Rigatoni

Rigatoni (Italian: [riɡaˈtoːni]) are a form of tube-shaped pasta of varying lengths and diameters originating in Italy. They are larger than penne and ziti, and sometimes slightly curved, though not as curved as elbow macaroni.

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