• WordNet 3.6
    • n vermicelli pasta in strings thinner than spaghetti
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vermicelli The flour of a hard and small-grained wheat made into dough, and forced through small cylinders or pipes till it takes a slender, wormlike form, whence the Italian name. When the paste is made in larger tubes, it is called macaroni.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vermicelli An Italian paste prepared of flour, cheese, yolks of eggs, sugar, and saffron, manufactured in the form of long slender threads, and so named on account of its wormlike appearance. Vermicelli is the same substance as macaroni, the only difference being that the latter is made larger, and is hollow while vermicelli is solid. Both are prepared in the greatest perfection at Naples, where they form a principal item in the food of the population, and are a favorite dish among all classes. Vermicelli is used in soups, broths, etc. See also spaghetti.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vermicelli ver-mi-chel′i or -sel′i the stiff paste or dough of fine wheat-flour made into small worm-like or thread-like rolls.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., pl. of vermicello, literally, a little worm, dim. of verme, a worm, L. vermis,. See Worm, and cf. Vermicule Vermeil
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It., pl. of vermicello—L. vermiculus, dim. of vermis, worm.


In literature:

Boil vermicelli in water until soft.
"No Animal Food" by Rupert H. Wheldon
When they have been some time in it, they puff up like large vermicelli.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
One cup of vermicelli, 2 tablespoonfuls of ground rice, a qt.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
Another Strong Card was a Soup that was quite Pale and had a couple of Vermicelli swimming around in it.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
The manufactures are numerous, of which macaroni and vermicelli are of first importance.
"Shepp's Photographs of the World" by James W. Shepp
Return again to the saucepan, which must be thoroughly clean, add the vermicelli, and simmer for half an hour.
"New Vegetarian Dishes" by Mrs. Bowdich
Warm two ounces of vermicelli and put into it; boil it ten minutes, and pour it into a tureen, with the crust of a French roll.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The two leaders in each group held rackets made of vermicelli, while the two couples standing behind held rackets made of stretched parchment.
"The City Curious" by Jean de Bosschère
Serve the fried chicken, vermicelli toast and potatoes on one plate.
"Dinners and Luncheons" by Paul Pierce
And vermicelli, and noodles, and all those things.
"Unexplored!" by Allen Chaffee
Kunafeh is a kind of pastry resembling vermicelli, made of wheat-flour.
"The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I." by Anonymous
These shreds, like vermicelli, are boiled with fish and form a nourishing dish.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
A great variety of soups may be made by adding to any soup stock, previously cooked macaroni, spaghetti, vermicelli noodles or vegetables.
"New Royal Cook Book" by Anonymous
The only difference between macaroni and vermicelli is that the pipes of vermicelli are very small and are not hollow.
"How We are Fed" by James Franklin Chamberlain
Then add one-half pound of vermicelli and boil for fifteen minutes, or until the vermicelli is done.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
I don't know whether whales like vermicelli or not.
"Mollie and the Unwiseman Abroad" by John Kendrick Bangs
Sul campo della gloria vermicelli!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, December 17, 1887" by Various
Paper and vermicelli are manufactured with rude appliances in the town.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
Spaghetti, vermicelli, and fancy forms of paste are sometimes served.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
You may, if you choose, use a larger quantity of vermicelli.
"Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book" by Eliza Leslie

In poetry:

All of Browning isn't great;
There are slipshod lines in Shelley;
Every one knows Homer's fate;
Some of Keats is vermicelli.
"Us Poets II" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Lonnie Timmons III, The Plain Dealer Egg roll with vermicelli: Chunks of divinely crispy egg rolls cut in chunks, served over small bowls of thin rice noodles with lightly pickled white radish, carrot and cucumber.
Enlarge Jim Olexa, Sun News Assistant Manager Tom Ankrum with, from left, beef pho, a rice vermicelli bowl with shrimp, beef and spring roll, and grilled chicken salad.
Oriental egg vermicelli, cooked and chilled 1/4 tsp.
Rice-a-Roni is based on Middle Eastern dishes that begin by toasting rice and thin vermicelli in oil until brown, then cooking in a flavorful broth.
The dish is made with grilled pork, chicken, beef and vermicelli pasta.
Scraping the cooked flesh from the inside of the squash results in a spaghetti-like or vermicelli-like appearance.
Bulgar with Vermicelli (Arishdaov Tzavari Yeghintz).
The rice vermicelli soup pho is a staple all over Vietnam and this spicy beef version is the specialty of Hanoi.
But the thing is, the spring rolls are essentially the contents of the vermicelli bowls, only wrapped in rice paper.
Saigon Grill's menu surveys traditional Vietnamese soups and vermicelli dishes with CliffsNotes brevity.
4 ounces rice vermicelli noodles.
Ounces dried angel hair or vermicelli pasta.
1 package (4 ounces) vermicelli rice noodles.
The Vietnamese pancake appetizer and the beef marinated with lime juice as well as anything over rice vermicelli.
Shrimp, Ancho Chile, and Pasta Soup (Sopa Seca de Camarones y Fideos) Fideos (vermicelli) are much loved in Mexico, where they form the basis of thick, delicious soups.