Definition of orzo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôrzō/


A variety of pasta shaped like grains of barley or rice.
Example sentences
  • R. liked the sound of shrimp salad and orzo from Central Market for supper so we stopped on the way home.
  • My favorite side so far is corn orzo, a simple warm salad of rice-shaped pasta, edamame and corn.
  • Make the orzo as recommended by the directions on the box or bag.


Italian, literally 'barley'.

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Syllabification: or·zo

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