Definition of conchiglie in English:

conchiglie

plural noun

  • Pasta in the form of small conch shells.

    • ‘I love thee to the depth and breadth and height of thy conchiglie and farfalle.’
    • ‘The soup was tomato, which had cooked for a while so the flavours had deepened, checkered with kidney beans and conchiglie, or shell-shaped pasta.’
    • ‘Suggestions: fusilli, orecchiette, conchiglie.’
    • ‘From one of the shelves, I distinctly heard a pack of conchiglie, big shell-shaped pasta, calling my name with their many little voices.’
    • ‘Pasta has graduated from spaghetti, fettuccine, macaroni and manicotti to pappardelle, farfalle, cappelletti, agnolotti and conchiglie, among scores of other shapes and types.’

Origin

Italian, plural of conchiglia conch shell.

Pronunciation:

conchiglie

/kɒnˈkiːljeɪ/