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vermicelli (n.)

kind of pasta, 1660s, literally "little worms," from Italian vermicelli, plural of vermicello, diminutive of verme, accusative singular of Latin vermis "worm," from PIE *wrmi- "worm," from root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend." So called for resemblance.

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Definitions of vermicelli from WordNet

vermicelli (n.)
pasta in strings thinner than spaghetti;
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