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    vermicelli" common in BrE

    Hi,

    Is "vermicelli" common in BrE/AmE because I couldn't find this word in my Oxford dictionary (Sixth edition)?

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    Re: vermicelli" common in BrE

    It's a kind of pasta.

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    Re: vermicelli" common in BrE

    It's very common in food shops and on the menu in Italian restaurants but I'm not entirely surprised it doesn't appear in an English dictionary. You'll find it in Italian dictionaries.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 27-Jan-2015 at 21:55.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: vermicelli" common in BrE

    I prefer pictures.


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    Re: vermicelli" common in BrE

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    And in all these.

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    #7

    Re: vermicelli" common in BrE

    It's not a particularly rare or uncommon form of pasta (in the UK at least).

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    Re: vermicelli" common in BrE

    The etymology of vermicelli is interesting. It means "little worms".

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    Re: vermicelli" common in BrE

    So, it's also an entomology.

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    Re: vermicelli" common in BrE

    It's also called 'angel hair pasta'.

    I feel marginally more comfortable eating angel hair than little worms.

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