ricotta

noun ri·cot·ta \ ri-ˈkä-tə , -ˈkȯ- \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of ricotta

: 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

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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


RICOTTA Defined for English Language Learners

ricotta

noun

Definition of ricotta for English Language Learners

  • : a soft, white Italian cheese


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