noun per·cia·tel·li \ˌperchəˈte(l)lē, ˌpər-\

Definition of perciatelli



  1. :  long tubular pasta slightly thicker than spaghetti

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Origin and Etymology of perciatelli

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

First Known Use: 1906

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