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 (pûr′chə-tĕl′ē, pĕr′chä-tĕl′lē)
Pasta in long hollow thick strands.

[Italian dialectal, diminutive pl. of perciato, past participle of perciare, to pierce, from Old French percer, percier; see pierce.]
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The casserole had been made using Italian perciatelli, a spaghetti-length tubular pasta so small in diameter it will slide through the hole in a No.
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Bucatini are also known as perciatelli and are like spaghetti, but with a hollow centre.