cot·ta | \ ˈkä-tə \

Definition of cotta 

: a waist-length surplice

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The dishes rotate but have included a truffle Caesar salad, a porcini mushroom and truffle lasagna, black truffle manicotti and Rotolo’s latest creation: truffle panna cotta. Jay Jones,, "Only on Sunday: In Las Vegas, here are three dishes you can't get any other day," 10 July 2018 So consider the simplest dessert: Make panna cotta. Alex Van Buren,, "The Best No-Cook, Make-Ahead Dessert for the 4th of July," 25 June 2018 Pour evenly among glasses, then chill panna cotta until set, at least 3 hours. Ignacio Mattos, Bon Appetit, "Panna Cotta with Cherries and Lemon," 23 Apr. 2018 Accented with terra cotta, a color palette of warm gray and crisp white Dedon throw pillows creates calming, comfortable feel in the space – the perfect spot for entertaining guests on warm summer nights. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "BEFORE + AFTER: An Outdated 1930s Spanish-Style Home Gets A Total Overhaul," 2 June 2016 There’s a terra-cotta relief of the Santa Maria under full sail at Columbus Circle, for instance, a bald eagle at Fourteenth Street, and a dignified beaver at Astor Place. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "Sketching the M.T.A. with a Subway Archeologist," 30 Apr. 2018 Make time to check out the lobby ceiling and white-glazed terra cotta. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Ultimate Indiana bucket list: 50+ things to do in Indianapolis and around the state," 11 July 2018 Desserts include mini rum pineapple upside down cake, peach melba panna cotta parfait, sour cherry mousse cake, and mango kulfi. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "Wolfgang Puck Catering’s Summer Menu Offers a Taste of Paradise," 26 June 2018 In this case: Asparagus panna cotta in asparagus consomme with asparagus oil, shaved asparagus, pickled asparagus and dried asparagus powder. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "The best dessert in Charlotte right now – isn’t a dessert," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of cotta

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cotta

Medieval Latin, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kozza coarse mantle — more at coat

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