ver·​mi·​cel·​li | \ ˌvər-mə-ˈche-lē How to pronounce vermicelli (audio) , -ˈse- How to pronounce vermicelli (audio) \

Definition of vermicelli

: pasta made in long solid strings smaller in diameter than spaghetti

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Pho Huy opened along East Madison Street, doing all the Vietnamese staples: banh mis, spring rolls, vermicelli noodles and its namesake beef soup. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Bellevue lands a famous, big-name hot-pot spot and 42 other new openings around the Seattle area," 13 Feb. 2019 Acú melded State Fair showmanship with genteel herbs and a roasted glaze over lamb with dark-meat luster on a bed of rice pilaf with pine nuts and crispy vermicelli. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: New Dominion restaurant Acú Bistro Bar aims high but misses a few," 7 June 2018 Each lunch entree comes with a side; try the fragrant vermicelli or the fried plantains, both of which are simply incredible. Chicago Tribune,, "Sandwiches, soups, salads and more: 20 ideas for what to eat for lunch," 17 May 2018 Pho Saigon Pearl Vietnamese crepes, spring rolls, pho noodle soups and vermicelli bowls are among the many offerings at this Vietnamese restaurant at Thunderbird Road and 59th Avenue in Glendale. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "19 new restaurants opened in Phoenix in May for donuts, salads, tacos, pizza," 1 June 2018 Another signature dish at Baity is the Kofta Dawood Basha, or meatballs cooked in homemade tomato sauce and served over vermicelli rice ($10.99). Stephanie Schorow,, "Home cooking — Egyptian style — in Medford," 27 Apr. 2018 Inside is a hash of shrimp and whatever white fish is fresh that day, along with curling vermicelli noodles, mushrooms turned meaty and a thick reduction of tomatoes. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "A Menu of Moroccan Tradition, and Generosity, in Brooklyn," 3 May 2018 The vermicelli bowl in my book is a great place to put leftover things. Alex Van Buren,, "How to Master Weeknight Dinners, According to a Seasoned Cookbook Author and Mom of Two," 6 Apr. 2018 Feel free to swap out the vermicelli for your favorite cooked grain or a different noodle—the recipe is designed to be customizable. Alison Carroll, Bon Appetit, "Brothy Noodle Bowl with Mushrooms and Chiles," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of vermicelli

1669, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vermicelli

borrowed from Italian, plural of vermicello, diminutive of verme "worm," going back to Latin vermis — more at worm entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of vermicelli

: a type of pasta that is like spaghetti but thinner

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