from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pasta shaped like small shells or bullets.
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- n. A type of pasta, with rolled edges.
Italian, from pl. diminutive of cavato, past participle of cavare, to hollow out, from Latin cavāre; see excavate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)