noun, often capitalized
fe·​ta | \ ˈfe-tə How to pronounce feta (audio) , 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

Examples of feta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spinach and Chickpeas: Frozen chopped spinach (thawed, and squeezed in dish towel to remove excess water), chickpeas and crumbled feta or goat cheese. New York Times, "7 Savory Pancakes for Any Time of Day," 1 May 2020 For pizza, try the Fiche with sage oil, fig spread, marinated feta, mozzarella, speck, and arugula. al, "This island off the coast of Georgia offers a luxurious escape," 20 May 2020 Aioli Gourmet Burger Grab brunch for 2 or 4 ($47, $85) that includes feta, spinach and red pepper quiche; rosemary prime rib; croissant chicken salad sandwich; balsamic grilled vegetables; fruit salad; and mini stuffed cannoli. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Mother's Day: Here are 31 restaurants for takeout brunch and dinner in metro Phoenix," 5 May 2020 Vegetarian Omelet: Three eggs, asparagus, feta, spinach, tomato, home fries and white toast, $13. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Planning Mother's Day brunch? Here are 25 restaurants with takeout deals near Indianapolis," 29 Apr. 2020 Serve topped with meatballs and sprinkle with feta. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Herbed Pork Meatball and Farro Salad," 31 Mar. 2020 Tender Israeli couscous soaks up a tart vinaigrette and plays well with crunchy, cold cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and feta. Ben Mims, Los Angeles Times, "Recipes for when it’s too hot to cook," 4 Sep. 2019 With chickpeas, cucumbers, tomato, and feta, this salad tastes like a cross between hummus, Greek salad, and tabbouleh. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The 10 Most-Pinned Healthy Salads on Pinterest," 18 Apr. 2018 Softer cheeses like brie and feta don’t freeze well, and should be eaten within 2 weeks. Kate Morgan, Popular Mechanics, "A Rational Guide to Quarantining," 17 Apr. 2020

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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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8 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Feta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feta. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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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