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[zee-tee] /ˈzi ti/
noun, Italian Cookery.
a tubular pasta in short pieces, similar to rigatoni, often baked in a tomato sauce.
Also, zitti.
1925-30; < Italian zite, ziti, plural of zita, zito, of uncertain origin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Many people around the world gladly prepare pasta dishes such as lasagna and baked ziti or rice dishes such as risotto.
  • In addition to pizza, its serves ziti, spaghetti and linguine with clam sauce.
  • The unit of ziti shall be tubular shaped with a smooth surface.
Word Origin and History for ziti

type of tubular pasta, plural of zita (1845), from Italian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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