in·​ca·​ne·​stra·​to | \ ˌēŋˌkänəˈsträt(ˌ)ō \
plural -s

Definition of incanestrato

: 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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History and Etymology for incanestrato

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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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