noun, often capitalized
fe·ta | \ˈfe-tə, ˈfe-ˌtä\

Definition of feta 

: a white moderately hard and crumbly Greek cheese made from sheep's or goat's milk and cured in brine

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Serve easy-to-handle bites like watermelon and feta skewers, open-face tartines with brie and crunchy apples, and grab-and-go snacks such as chips and dried fruit on melamine plates that look sophisticated but can also withstand poolside fun. ELLE Decor, "Now *This* Is How You Throw a Grown-Up Pool Party," 6 July 2018 Sprinkle grilled romaine with marinated red onions, pepitas, cilantro and feta. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "Recipes: Summer salads from Arizona chef show it's a great time to eat healthy," 5 June 2018 In a spectacularly cheesy gesture, the European Union has forbidden American dairy farmers from marketing their goods under names like Asiago, Parmesan and feta. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "Parmesan vs. Sarmesan: How Dare the Europeans Move Our Cheese," 25 May 2018 Bake: Turn off the heat and place tomato slices and feta on top of the frittata. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Zucchini, Tomato and Feta Frittata from Vitamix (photo, recipe)," 9 May 2018 Grab the Greek feta fries ($2.65-$3.44) to go with your gyro. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Here's how to celebrate National French Fry Day," 13 July 2018 Each goal brings groans and cheers at tables piled with plates of feta and cucumbers sprinkled with herbs. Maggie Hoffman, SFChronicle.com, "Finding love at Orson’s Belly in the Richmond," 12 July 2018 Transfer to a serving bowl and top with olive oil, sumac, nuts, and feta. Vitamix, Bon Appetit, "Sumac-Roasted Carrot Dip," 11 June 2018 Ramekins hold Middle Eastern labneh (think yogurt) with za’atar and chickpeas, there’s an eggplant spread something like baba ghanoush, mashed avocado, tuna salad, feta, side salad, Greek yogurt with granola, jam, and a very good multigrain roll. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "Cafe Landwer in Audubon Circle is a taste of home for local Israeli-born residents," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of feta

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for feta

Modern Greek (tyri) pheta, from tyri cheese + pheta slice, from Italian fetta — more at fettuccine

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English Language Learners Definition of feta

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

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