Definitions

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  • n. whelk

Etymologies

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Adaptation of Neapolitan sconciglio.

Examples

  • Pizzarelli and Wilkins will reunite at the restaurant Bella Luna , where scintillating guitar is on the menu next to scungilli.

    Teeming Trumpets, Jam Sessions

  • Her's was more May I take your coat? and marinating scungilli.

    How Maria Bartiromo May Become the Best Teacher You've Ever Had

  • I heard that the fossil shark actually died of scungilli.

    Too. Much. Information. « raincoaster

  • Since this was an ink and pen cartoon, might scungilli be more approriate?

    Too. Much. Information. « raincoaster

  • Joey Gallo, the "Ubazze", decided at the spur of the moment to satisfy his craving for scungilli at a little family restaurant on Mulberry St, not knowing it was owned by Matty "The Horse", of the rival Colombo family.

    Friends and Family #17

  • And later we'd made our own Christmases, Bobby and Robert and I. Christmas Eve dinner atAnn Benedetto's, scungilli and calamari and baccala, the walk home through a cold Brooklyn night along streets bright as day with litup lawn reindeer and sleighs and Mr. Costanza's house, that got in the Daily News every year because it took $500 worth of Con Ed juice to light it for a week.

    Black and Blue

  • "He was bringing in food for us, cold cuts, shrimp, scungilli," he replied.

    NYT > Home Page

  • This year, to celebrate San Gennaro, patron saint of Naples, Roe is doing a menu inspired by the Mulberry Street fare: sausage and peppers, bracciole, fried shrimp, scungilli and zeppole made to order.

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  • I happen to like fish, and the cartoon would have been even funnier if he’d agreed to take scungilli off the menu.

    squid pro quo « raincoaster

Comments

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  • Um...why? Hungry?

    January 15, 2008

  • I've spent approximately 30% of my time over the last three days thinking about this word, along with tofurkey.

    January 15, 2008

  • An Italian-American corruption of the Neapolitan word sconciglio. :-)

    November 8, 2007

  • Plural of scungille, a conch or whelk used in Italian cooking.

    "He tended each seashell on his submarine scungille farm, tender and impartial, moving awkwardly about his staked preserve on the harbor bed..."

    --Thomas Pynchon, 1999, V

    November 8, 2007