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Meaning of al dente

al den•te

Pronunciation: (al den'tā, -tēIt.äl den'te), [key]
  1. (esp. of pasta) cooked so as not to be too soft; firm to the bite: spaghetti al dente.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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