plural -s
: a sharp white Sicilian cheese that is made of cow's milk often together with goat's milk, seasoned with salt and various spices, and used chiefly grated as a seasoning or garnish

Word History


Italian incanestrato, incannestrato, from past participle of incanestrare, incannestrare to put into a basket, from in- (from Latin in- in- entry 2) + canestro, cannestro basket, from Latin canistrum; from its being poured into baskets and sold in this form

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“Incanestrato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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