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

Examples of vermicelli in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a recent day, customers grabbed canisters of Vietnamese vermicelli with crab, tomato and broth to go, along with crunchy egg rolls and baguette sandwiches selling for $3.75 to $5.25. Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2021 Banh hoi vermicelli noodle bowls with shrimp and pork belly. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 13 Apr. 2021 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, 30 Mar. 2021 Another looker is marinated steamed cod wrapped in thread-thin vermicelli. Washington Post, 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, 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, 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, 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, 11 Dec. 2019 See More

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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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“Vermicelli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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