A type of penne pasta which resembles mostaccioli.
Origin of Ziti
Italian alteration of zite pl. of zita maiden, fiancée, young bride (in reference to maccheroni della zita ziti (literally, “macaroni of the bride”), traditionally served at southern Italian wedding banquets) perhaps of baby-talk origin or akin to Old Italian zizza woman's breast
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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