mozzarella

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noun moz·za·rel·la \ˌmät-sə-ˈre-lə\

Definition of mozzarella

  1. :  a moist white unsalted unripened cheese of mild flavor and a smooth rubbery texture

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Origin and Etymology of mozzarella

Italian, diminutive of mozza, a kind of cheese, from mozzare to cut off, from mozzo cut off, docked, from Vulgar Latin *mutius, alteration of Latin mutilus


First Known Use: 1911


MOZZARELLA Defined for English Language Learners

mozzarella

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Definition of mozzarella for English Language Learners

  • : a soft Italian cheese that has a mild flavor


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