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  • n. A thick sauce made from tomatoes for pasta etc.
  • n. Bottled tomato ketchup, used as a condiment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sauce made with a puree of tomatoes (or strained tomatoes) with savory vegetables and other seasonings; can be used on pasta


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  • I love the word in Italian, cinghiale, and have often enjoyed the slightly spicy meat in tomato sauce over pasta, so I suppose they were only taking their fair revenge.

    The Italian Summer

  • Flecks of food clung to the plates, crusted tomato sauce and peanut butter, determined flecks that would never, even in the face of scalding water, loosen their grip.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • On Labor Day, I separate meat from bone and fabricate a pungent tomato sauce aggressively spiked with Scotch-bonnet peppers, salt, and even some contraband garlic.


  • Some time later Fancy and Ilan stood in her backyard taking turns hosing tomato sauce off each other.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • It is vast as an ocean, and just as forbidding, its glass display cases full of canned sardines in tomato sauce and smelts frozen into huge blocks of ice that saleswomen in white gowns shatter with crowbars on the wet, empty counters.

    A Mountain of Crumbs


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