plural -s
: long tubular pasta slightly thicker than spaghetti

Word History


Italian dialect (southern Italy), from perciato, past participle of perciare to pierce, bore (from Old French percier) + -elli, plural of -ello, diminutive suffix

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of perciatelli was in 1906

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“Perciatelli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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