Definition of mozzarella
: a moist white unsalted unripened cheese of mild flavor and a smooth rubbery texture
Recent Examples of mozzarella from the Web
Out of the pizza oven came our Puzzi, a thin crust laden with tomato, mozzarella, spicy Italian sausage and onions, with Gorgonzola flecked on top to add a twist.
Highlights include a white clam pizza; Hawaiian pizza; peel and eat shrimp scampi; and smoky mozzarella sticks.
Smear an oh-so-thin layer on your crackers before placing that perfect slice of cheese (mozzarella, provolone, asiago, goat cheese, cream cheese, or even Brie would work).
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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: 1911See Words from the same year
MOZZARELLA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mozzarella for English Language Learners
: a soft Italian cheese that has a mild flavor
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