maccherone

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from late Byzantine Greek μακαρία (makaría, food made from barley), from Ancient Greek μακάριος (makários, favored by gods, blessed). However, compare Latin maccare (bruise, batter, crush) and massa (bulk, mass). Compare Sicilian maccarruni (a single piece of macaroni).

NounEdit

maccherone m (plural maccheroni)

  1. (foods) macaroni (type of pasta)

Usage notesEdit

Mainly used in the plural.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: macaroni
  • French: macaroni
  • French: macaron

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