mozzetta

noun
moz·​zet·​ta | \ mōt-ˈse-tə How to pronounce mozzetta (audio) \

Definition of mozzetta

: a short cape with a small ornamental hood worn over the rochet by Roman Catholic prelates

First Known Use of mozzetta

1774, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mozzetta

Italian, probably from mozzo cut off

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“Mozzetta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mozzetta. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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