One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Pasta in the form of long, thin round strands, only slightly thicker than angel hair.
- ‘The pastas include lasagne, spaghetti, tagliatelle, macaroni, tortellini and capellini, so you're not going to get much more Italian than that!’
- ‘Any of these can be paired with a choice of spaghetti, penne, fettucine, capellini, to name a few.’
- ‘Diners choose from spaghetti, fettuccine, penne and capellini noodles and 10 sauces.’
- ‘Simple enough: just capellini, a pound or two of finely diced firm sweet tomatoes, olive oil and basil, with grilled chicken.’
1950s: Italian, diminutive of capello ‘hair’.
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