One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mollusc (especially with reference to its meat eaten as a delicacy)‘it was the only store in the city that carried scungilli’
- ‘They serve northern Italian fare including spaghetti carbonara, scungilli salad and shrimp Danielle.’
- ‘At least we don't have organ grinders with monkeys dressed in red and white checked sailor suits crawling around Mary-Kate and Ashley's shoulders asking for scungili.’
From Italian dialect scunciglio, probably an alteration of Italian conchiglia ‘seashell’.
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