Definition of scungille in English:


(also scungile)

nounPlural scungilli

  • A mollusc (especially with reference to its meat eaten as a delicacy)

    ‘it was the only store in the city that carried scungilli’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They serve northern Italian fare including spaghetti carbonara, scungilli salad and shrimp Danielle.’


From Italian dialect scunciglio, probably an alteration of Italian conchiglia ‘seashell’.