orecchiette


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o·rec·chi·et·te

 (ō-rā′kē-ĕt′ə)
n.
Pasta in the shape of small ears.

[Italian, pl. of orecchietta, diminutive of orecchia, ear, from Latin auricula, ear; see auricle.]
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orecchiette

(ˌɒrəkɪˈɛtɪ) or

orecchietti

pl n
(Cookery) small ear-shaped pasta pieces
[C21: from Italian, literally: little ears]
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