- a kind of pasta in the form of long, slender, solid threads, resembling spaghetti but thinner.Compare macaroni(def 1).
Origin of vermicelli
Examples from the Web for vermicelli
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
July 13, 2014
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’
October 13, 2012
This dish may be made with vermicelli, spaghetti, or any other Italian paste.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
Warm two ounces of vermicelli and put into it; boil it ten minutes, and pour it into a tureen, with the crust of a French roll.
For vermicelli, however, it will still be necessary to go to Italy.
Spaghetti, vermicelli, and noodles all are good in their way.
Their vermicelli is excellent, and all their pastry is unusually light and white as snow.
- very fine strands of pasta, used in soups
- tiny chocolate strands used to coat cakes, etc
Word Origin and History for vermicelli
kind of pasta, 1660s, literally "little worms," from Italian vermicelli, plural of vermicello, diminutive of verme, accusative singular of Latin vermis "worm" (see worm). So called for resemblance.