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Pasta in medium-sized, often ridged tubes.

[Italian, alteration of zite, pl. of zita, maiden, fiancée, young bride (in reference to maccheroni della zita, ziti (literally, "macaroni of the bride"), traditionally served at southern Italian wedding banquets), perhaps of baby-talk origin or akin to Old Italian zizza, woman's breast.]
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(Cookery) cookery a type of medium-sized tube-shaped pasta
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(ˈzi ti)

(used with a sing. or pl. v.) a tubular pasta in short pieces, often baked in a tomato sauce.
[1925–30; < Italian zite, ziti, pl. of zita, zito, said to be ellipsis from maccheroni di zita literally, bride's macaroni, from the serving of such pasta at wedding feasts]
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Noun1.ziti - medium-sized tubular pasta in short piecesziti - medium-sized tubular pasta in short pieces
alimentary paste, pasta - shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg
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