a kind of pasta in the form of long, slender, solid threads, resembling spaghetti but thinner.: Compare macaroni (def. 1).
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How to use vermicelli in a sentence
Angel hair pasta or spaghetti are both fine substitutes, and instant vermicelli rice noodles are great if you want to do even less cooking, especially in the summer.Spicy peanut noodles are a quick, pantry-friendly meal that’s ready for riffing | Aaron Hutcherson | June 16, 2021 | Washington Post
There are so many types of rice noodles, from thin, threadlike vermicelli to the extra-wide that you find in pad see ew.Recipes for rice noodle stir-fries and salads, to get you through thick and thin | Kari Sonde | May 31, 2021 | Washington Post
Later, around 400 BC, they invented faloodeh: rice water, vermicelli, and ice mixed with saffron and/or fruit.An Investigation Into the Delicious Origins of Ice Cream | Andrew Romano | July 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By the Middle Ages, the trade in macaroni and vermicelli was already well established.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’ | Bee Wilson | October 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Macaroni is made into puddings a great deal, and so is vermicelli; but they are at best very indifferent dishes.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages | William Andrus Alcott
There is also a specimen of gravy soup made in October last, and some vermicelli soup made about three weeks ago.Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians | William K. David
Soups are also good, except they contain rice, or vermicelli, or maccaroni.
If preferred, rice well boiled or baked in milk, or vermicelli paste, can be substituted for the macaroni.Nelson's Home Comforts | Mary Hooper
The mother calmly suspended the transfer of the books, and poured sour soup and vermicelli soup, while the Gusevs joked her.Mother | Maksim Gorky
British Dictionary definitions for vermicelli
very fine strands of pasta, used in soups
tiny chocolate strands used to coat cakes, etc
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