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feta

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noun fe·ta \ˈfe-tə, ˈfe-ˌtä\

Simple Definition of feta

  • : a type of white Greek cheese that is made from sheep's or goat's milk

Full Definition of feta

  1. :  a white moderately hard and crumbly Greek cheese made from sheep's or goat's milk and cured in brine

Origin of feta

Modern Greek (tyri) pheta, from tyri cheese + pheta slice, from Italian fetta — more at fettuccine


First Known Use: 1915


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