Definitions

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  • noun Pasta in medium-sized, often ridged tubes.

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  • noun A type of penne pasta which resembles mostaccioli.

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  • noun medium-sized tubular pasta in short pieces

Etymologies

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[Italian, alteration of zite, pl. of zita, maiden, fiancée, young bride (in reference to maccheroni della zita, ziti (literally, “macaroni of the bride”), traditionally served at southern Italian wedding banquets), perhaps of baby-talk origin or akin to Old Italian zizza, woman's breast.]

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