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ricotta

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noun ri·cot·ta \ri-ˈkä-tə, -ˈkȯ-\

Simple Definition of ricotta

  • : a soft, white Italian cheese

Full Definition of ricotta

  1. :  a white unripened whey cheese of Italy that resembles cottage cheese; also :  a similar cheese made in the United States from whole or skim milk

Origin of ricotta

Italian, from feminine of past participle of ricuocere to cook again, from Latin recoquere, from re- + coquere to cook — more at cook


First Known Use: 1877


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