Definition of fusilli
: spiral-shaped pasta
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The friendly wait staff does a commendable job of explaining what everything means to those who don’t know the difference between fusilli and orecchiette.
Regular menu strengths include hollow curlicue fusilli col buco noodles supporting tender octopus, cured Provencal olives, chopped finocchiona and Spanish sofrito sauce — a delightful Mediterranean excursion.
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Origin and Etymology of fusilli
Italian, plural of fusillo, from Italian dialect (southern Italy), diminutive of fuso spindle, from Latin fusus
First Known Use: 1948See Words from the same year
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