vermicelli kind of pasta, 1660s, lit. "little worms," from It. vermicelli, pl. of vermicello, dim. of verme, acc. singular of L. vermis "worm" (see WORM (Cf. worm)). So called for resemblance.

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  • Vermicelli — Ver mi*cel li, n. [It., pl. of vermicello, literally, a little worm, dim. of verme a worm, L. vermis. See {Worm}, and cf. {Vermicule}, {Vermeil}.] The flour of a hard and small grained wheat made into dough, and forced through small cylinders or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Vermicelli — Vermicelli, italienische Nudeln, und zwar eigentlich solche, welche die Gestalt von kleinen Regenwürmern haben, – Fadennudeln …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Vermicelli — (–itschelli), ital. (d.h. Würmchen), seine Nudeln, Maccaroni …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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  • vermicelli — ► PLURAL NOUN 1) pasta made in long slender threads. 2) Brit. shreds of chocolate used to decorate cakes. ORIGIN Italian, little worms …   English terms dictionary

  • vermicelli — [vʉr΄mə sel′ē, vʉr΄məchel′ē] n. [It, pl. of vermicello, lit., little worm < L vermiculus, dim. of vermis, a WORM] pasta like spaghetti, but in thinner strings …   English World dictionary

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