Dictionary

mozzarella

noun moz·za·rel·la \ˌmät-sə-ˈre-lə\

: a soft Italian cheese that has a mild flavor

Full Definition of MOZZARELLA

:  a moist white unsalted unripened cheese of mild flavor and a smooth rubbery texture

Origin of MOZZARELLA

Italian, diminutive of mozza, a kind of cheese, from mozzare to cut off, from mozzo cut off, docked, from Vulgar Latin *mutius, alteration of Latin mutilus
First Known Use: 1911

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: mozzettaPrevious Word in the Dictionary: moyen–âgeAll Words Near: mozzarella
March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears