Definition of cavatappi
: pasta in the form of a spiral tube
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Origin and Etymology of cavatappi
borrowed from Italian, literally, “corkscrew,” from cava “(it) draws out, extracts” (3rd person singular of cavare “to extract”) + tappi, plural of tappo “cork, stopper,” borrowed from Germanic *tapp-
First Known Use: 1984See Words from the same year
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