orecchiette

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noun orec·chi·et·te \ō-ˌrā-kē-ˈe-tā\

Definition of orecchiette

  1. :  small oval pasta

Origin and Etymology of orecchiette

Italian, plural of orecchietta, diminutive of orecchia ear, from Latin auricula — more at auricle


First Known Use: 1973


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