orecchiette(redirected from orecchietti)
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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(Cookery) small ear-shaped pasta pieces
[C21: from Italian, literally: little ears]
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