vermicelli

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noun ver·mi·cel·li \ˌvər-mə-ˈche-lē, -ˈse-\

Definition of vermicelli

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

Origin and Etymology of vermicelli

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


First Known Use: 1669


VERMICELLI Defined for English Language Learners

vermicelli

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noun ver·mi·cel·li \ˌvər-mə-ˈche-lē, -ˈse-\

Definition of vermicelli for English Language Learners

  • : a type of pasta that is like spaghetti but thinner



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