plural -s
: a pasta in the form of a short tube with oblique ends

Word History


Italian, plural of mostacciolo rhombus, rhomboidal confection flavored with must and raisins, diminutive of (assumed) mostaccio, from Latin mustaceus cake made with must, from mustum must

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mostaccioli was in 1904

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“Mostaccioli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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