What does the word vermicelli mean?

Usage examples for vermicelli

  1. While the vermicelli is cooking, put about a quart of milk in a saucepan on the fire with two ounces of sugar and a piece of lemon- rind, stir now and then to dissolve the sugar, and as soon as the milk rises, take it from the fire, remove the lemon, then turn the vermicelli into it, put back on the fire, add a tablespoonful of butter, stir continually, and when the vermicelli is well cooked, take off, mix well with the whole four eggs and sugar to taste. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  2. When the camels were unloaded, appeared a dish of fine vermicelli, browned and powdered with loaf sugar. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton