Ziti Definition

Pasta in the shape of tubes of medium width, with an outer surface that is either smooth or ridged.
Webster's New World

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

  • From Italian

    From Wiktionary

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