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Definition of vermicelli

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Ditto the ones that had contained the Q&Q Fideo vermicelli my mom loved to cook with ground beef and tomato sauce. New York Times, "How I Learned to Love Cardboard During the Pandemic," 30 Mar. 2021 Another looker is marinated steamed cod wrapped in thread-thin vermicelli. Washington Post, "Say hello to NiHao, yet another prize Chinese restaurant from the Chang family," 23 Oct. 2020 There was vermicelli toasted in butter, then cooked in sugar syrup or hot cocoa with a dash of clove and allspice to make up for a small disappointment. Reem Kassis, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Why we cook when the world doesn’t make sense," 24 Apr. 2020 On a normal day, Ekta Prakash is busy working to make sure immigrant communities in Minneapolis and its northern suburbs can access culturally specific food, such as jasmine rice, vermicelli noodles and fish sauce. NBC News, "Food pantry offers culturally specific items to immigrant communities amid pandemic," 1 May 2020 Thum kao poon: A simple, classic dish Thum kao poon, a spicy and sour vermicelli noodle salad, could be considered a sibling of the more famous Lao dish, thum mak hoong, a papaya salad with similar flavors. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "From thum kao poon to turkey: How past meets present at one family's Thanksgiving table," 27 Nov. 2019 At one point, a taste of slippery vermicelli noodles, accented by notes of pistachio and rose, echoes the scene, in which you are submerged in a sea. Emily Heil, Washington Post, "This virtual reality dining experience is trippy — and might be the future of restaurants," 11 Dec. 2019 Ingredients For noodle salad: 1 package of vermicelli noodles. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "From thum kao poon to turkey: How past meets present at one family's Thanksgiving table," 27 Nov. 2019 There’s a giant hot pot made with local Pompano fish, elephant taro, tomato, and okra, and served with vermicelli noodles. Allie Wist, Bon Appétit, "Go to This Karaoke Bar for ABBA Hits and Stellar Vietnamese Food," 14 Nov. 2019

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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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The first known use of vermicelli was in 1669

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4 Apr 2021

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“Vermicelli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of vermicelli

: a type of pasta that is like spaghetti but thinner

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