noun (plural scungilli /-ˈjēlē/)
A mollusk (especially with reference to its meat eaten as a delicacy).
- 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'.
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