• synonyms


See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun, plural Pe·co·ri·nos, Pe·co·ri·ni [pek-uh-ree-nee] /ˌpɛk əˈri ni/. (often lowercase)
  1. a dry, hard Italian cheese made of ewe's milk, especially Romano.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pecorino

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

British Dictionary definitions for pecorino


  1. an Italian cheese made from ewes' milk

Word Origin

C20: from Italian, literally: of ewes, from pecora sheep, from Latin pecus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012