ricotta

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noun ri·cot·ta \ri-ˈkä-tə, -ˈkȯ-\

Definition of ricotta

  1. :  a white unripened whey cheese of Italy that resembles cottage cheese; also :  a similar cheese made in the U.S. from whole or skim milk

Origin and Etymology of ricotta

Italian, from feminine of past participle of ricuocere to cook again, from Latin recoquere, from re- + coquere to cook — more at cook


First Known Use: 1617


RICOTTA Defined for English Language Learners

ricotta

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noun ri·cot·ta \ri-ˈkä-tə, -ˈkȯ-\

Definition of ricotta for English Language Learners

  • : a soft, white Italian cheese


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