Definition of ragu in English:


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Pronunciation: /raˈɡuː


[mass noun]
(In Italian cooking) a sauce typically made with minced meat, onions, tomato puree, and red wine, and served with pasta: arrange the tagliatelle in a bowl and spoon some ragu on top
More example sentences
  • The resulting green pasta is then served with a substantial tomato-and-chicken ragu.
  • Conversation died when the spaghettini with veal ragu appeared.
  • The dish, a popular item on trattoria menus and at family meals, consists of a thick, full-bodied ragu, oftentimes made with meat.


Italian ragù, from French ragoût (see ragout); the Italian term originally denoted a meat stew.

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