Definitions

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

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

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  • n. A type of penne pasta which resembles mostaccioli.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. medium-sized tubular pasta in short pieces

Etymologies

Italian, from pl. of zito, boy, variant of obsolete citto.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Chicopee sports bar benefit will feature a disc jockey, a band and a buffet of foods such as ziti and meatballs, deli platters and desserts.

    Reader - MassLive.com

  • Mason, not so much.) "Cooking Light" had a good, easy recipie that included sausage, fennel and onions which I adapted for what I had on hand (no "ziti" in the house, so we just had it over egg noodles.)

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • "When you have a unified message, you have some movement," says Ron Adams , director of food services for Portland's 18 public schools, where a recent lunch was ziti with homemade pasta sauce, spinach salad and whole-grain breadsticks.

    Out Front in the Fight on Fat

  • You want to devour the imaginary baked ziti your niece made "all by myself" in her Dora kitchen.

    SPC Tanangachi Mfuni: "All I Want for Christmas Is...": A Deployed Soldier's Holiday List

  • At the height of the reception, Mark helps me replace the empty vats of ziti.

    The Adults

  • On the night of Halloween, everyone showed up in costume attire to chow down on big vats of homemade chili, corn muffins and slaw; or large trays of baked ziti, Caesar salad, garlic balls and some sort of festive cocktail.

    One For The Table: Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cake

  • When I was a kid, my own Irish-American mother was a terrible cook, so I would dutifully eat the remains of whatever luckless animal she'd just burned to a crisp, puke it up and then run down the street to Richie Giardinelli's house, where his mother was always baking ziti or cooking up a fresh pot of meatballs or making manicotti.

    Why Italian Moms Are the Best

  • Pasta dishes such as lasagna and ziti that are baked in tomato sauce also freeze nicely; same with rice dishes.

    Chat Leftovers: For no-fail freezing

  • Short cuts of pasta such as rigatoni and ziti are best paired with chunky style sauces.

    Mary Ann Esposito: Tips for World Pasta Day

  • Layer as follows: half of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, half of the meat/sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese, and remaining meat/sauce mixture.

    True You

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