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vermicelli

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noun ver·mi·cel·li \ˌvər-mə-ˈche-lē, -ˈse-\

Simple Definition of vermicelli

  • : a type of pasta that is like spaghetti but thinner

Full Definition of vermicelli

  1. :  pasta made in long solid strings smaller in diameter than spaghetti

Origin of vermicelli

Italian, from plural of vermicello, diminutive of verme worm, from Latin vermis


First Known Use: 1669



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