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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of vermicelli

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

Origin and Etymology of vermicelli

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


First Known Use: 1669


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