chiocciola

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a hypothetical Vulgar Latin *clociola, diminutive of *clocea, from metathesis of Latin cochlea (snail), borrowed from Ancient Greek κοχλίας (kokhlías), cognate with κόχλος (shellfish).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkjɔttʃola/
  • Hyphenation: chi‧òc‧cio‧la
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Noun[edit]

chiocciola f (plural chiocciole)

  1. (zoology) snail
    Synonyms: lumaca
  2. (typography, computing) the “@” symbol, commercial at, at sign
    Synonyms: a commerciale, chiocciolina
  3. (cooking, in the plural) pasta shells

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