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Borrowing from Italian al dente (literally to the tooth).

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al dente (comparative more al dente, superlative most al dente)

  1. (of pasta, vegetables, rice, beans, etc.) firm to the bite, cooked just right

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EtymologyEdit

Literally “to the tooth”.

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al dente (invariable)

  1. al dente

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