Definition of scungille in English:

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Pronunciation: /sko͝onˈjēlē/
(also scungile)

noun (plural scungilli /-ˈjēlē/)

A mollusk (especially with reference to its meat eaten as a delicacy).
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: scun·gil·le

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