feta

noun, often capitalized fe·ta \ ˈfe-tə , ˈfe-ˌtä \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of feta

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


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feta

noun

Definition of feta for English Language Learners

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


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