Definition of vermicelli noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    vermicelli

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌvɜːmɪˈtʃeli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌvɜːrmɪˈtʃeli//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1pasta in the shape of very thin sticks, often broken into small pieces and added to soups
  2. 2(British English) small pieces of chocolate in the shape of very thin sticks broken into pieces, used to decorate cakes
  3. Word OriginItalian, plural of vermicello, diminutive of verme ‘worm’, from Latin vermis.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vermicelli