incanestrato

noun in·ca·ne·stra·to \ˌēŋˌkänəˈsträt(ˌ)ō\

Definition of incanestrato

plural

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  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of incanestrato

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


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