- a tubular pasta in short pieces, similar to rigatoni, often baked in a tomato sauce.
Origin of ziti
1925–30; < Italian zite, ziti, plural of zita, zito, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for zitis
type of tubular pasta, plural of zita (1845), from Italian.
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