One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Pasta in the form of small conch shells.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Pasta has graduated from spaghetti, fettuccine, macaroni and manicotti to pappardelle, farfalle, cappelletti, agnolotti and conchiglie, among scores of other shapes and types.’
Italian, plural of conchiglia ‘conch shell’.
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