Vermicelli definition

vûrmĭ-chĕlē, -sĕlē
Pasta in long, very thin strands.
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Pasta like spaghetti, but in thinner strings.
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Long, slender pasta, similar to spaghetti, only thinner.
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Origin of vermicelli

  • Italian pl. of vermicello diminutive of verme worm from Latin vermis wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian plural of Italian vermicello (“little worm"), from verme (“worm"), from Latin vermis + -cello (“diminutive suffix")

    From Wiktionary