mozzarella


moz·za·rel·la

noun \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

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