from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Pasta in long hollow thick strands.


Italian dialectal, diminutive pl. of perciato, past participle of perciare, to pierce, from Old French percer, percier; see pierce.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • Bucatini Also called perciatelli by some manufacturers, these hollow spaghetti are wonderful with the robust sauces found in south-central Italy, such as the spicy Amatriciana sauce on page 130.

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  • The dough slides off the ferreti and one ends up with, depending on the diameter of the ferreti, a kind of spaghetti with a large hole in the middle - what is called perciatelli or bucatini today in most parts of Italy, or ziti, rigatoni, or macaroni.

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  • Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press After one false start, Neetu Chandak, 13, of Geneva, N.Y., correctly spelled "perciatelli," a type of pasta, in round six to secure a spot in the finals.

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  • Thirteen-year-old Neetu Chandak of Seneca Falls, N.Y., started spelling "perciatelli," a type of pasta, when she suddenly stopped.


  • Don't know what perciatelli are - then Pam has the answer for you.

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  • The perciatelli are served in a sauce of garlicy shrimp enhanced by the tangy addition of capers and lemon peel but the coup de gr├óce are the garlic breadcrumbs which are, to quote Pam "to die for".

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  • Just before serving time, cook perciatelli or spaghetti in a large kettle of boiling salted water just until al dente, 8 - 18 minutes depending on thickness of pasta. - Recipe Raves


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