bu·​ca·​ti·​ni | \ ˌbü-kə-ˈtē-nē How to pronounce bucatini (audio) \

Definition of bucatini

: pasta in the form of long, thin tubes Bucatini, a thick spaghetti that's hollow like a straw, is traditionally served with a chunky tomato sauce with a lot of onion, bacon or prosciutto and basil. — Carolyn Flynn, Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico), 10 Nov. 2010

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First Known Use of bucatini

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bucatini

borrowed from Italian, plural of bucatino, from bucato (past participle of bucare “to make a hole in, perforate,” verbal derivative of buca “opening, hole,” going back to Vulgar Latin *būca, variant of Latin bucca “lower part of the cheek, mouth”) + -ino, noun and adjective suffix, going back to Latin -īnus -ine entry 1

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“Bucatini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucatini. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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