feta


fe·ta

noun, often capitalized \ˈfe-tə, ˈfe-ˌtä\

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

Full Definition of FETA

:  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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