vermicelli


vermicelli

noun

  1. a kind of pasta in the form of long, slender, solid threads, resembling spaghetti but thinner.Compare macaroni(def 1).

noun

  1. very fine strands of pasta, used in soups
  2. tiny chocolate strands used to coat cakes, etc
n.

kind of pasta, 1660s, literally “little worms,” from Italian vermicelli, plural of vermicello, diminutive of verme, accusative singular of Latin vermis “worm” (see worm). So called for resemblance.

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