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passata Syllabification: pas·sa·ta
Pronunciation: /pəˈsädə/

Definition of passata in English:

noun

A thick paste made from strained tomatoes and used especially in Italian cooking.
Example sentences
  • Combine the tomato paste, passata, salt and pepper, and spread over the pizza bases to within 2cm of the edge.
  • With a resident chef, they grow and produce such delights as their own red onion marmalade, Well-Being Herb Tea with their own rose hips and passata from their own tomatoes.
  • The passata came from tomatoes grown in my mother's garden in the South of France, laboriously boiled, peeled and deseeded.

Origin

Italian.

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