cavatelli

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English[edit]

Uncooked cavatelli
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Etymology[edit]

Italian cavatelli (literally little hollows), plural diminutive of cavato (hollow) (+ -ello (diminutive), pluralized), form of cavare (to hollow), from Latin cavāre, infinitive of cavō (I hollow), from cavus (hollow, cavity) (English cave), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱówHwos, from *ḱówH-.

Noun[edit]

cavatelli (uncountable)

  1. A type of pasta, with rolled edges.
    • 2008 May 28, Julia Moskin, “Suddenly, Ricotta’s a Big Cheese”, in New York Times[1]:
      Little Owl’s cavatelli with salty bacon, fava beans and a bracing, sweet tomato broth benefits from the lush, mouth-filling quality of the ricotta crumbled on top.

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