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Pasta in short tubes with ends cut diagonally

Common clues: Tube pasta; Type of pasta; Cylindrical food; Pasta choice; Ziti's cousin; Rigatoni relative; Tubular fare

Crossword puzzle frequency: twice a year

Frequency in English language: 83088 / 86800

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Penne is a type of pasta. Pieces have a cylindrical shape and, usually, their ends are cut diagonally. Penne is the plural form of the Italian penna, deriving from Latin penna (meaning "feather" or "quill").

In Italy, penne are produced in two variants: "penne lisce" (smooth) and "penne rigate" (furrowed), the latter having ridges on each noodle.

Penne is traditionally cooked to al-dente and served with pasta sauses such as pesto. Penne is a popular ingredient in pasta salads.

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