mos·​tac·​cio·​li | \ ˌmȯstätˈchōlē \
plural -s

Definition of mostaccioli

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

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First Known Use of mostaccioli

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mostaccioli

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

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“Mostaccioli.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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