Pasta in medium-sized, often ridged tubes.
Pasta in the shape of tubes of medium width, with an outer surface that is either smooth or ridged.
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