scungilli

noun

scun·​gil·​li skün-ˈjē-lē How to pronounce scungilli (audio)
-ˈgē-,
-ˈji-
: conch used as food

Word History

Etymology

Italian dialect (Neapolitan) scuncigli, plural of scunciglio conch

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scungilli was in 1945

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Cite this Entry

“Scungilli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scungilli. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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