[ koh-zuh -nohs-truh ]
/ ˈkoʊ zə ˈnoʊs trə /
a secret association engaged in organized crime in the U.S., modeled after and affiliated with the Mafia.
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Origin of Cosa Nostra
1960–65; <Italian: literally, our affair
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British Dictionary definitions for Cosa Nostra
/ (ˈkəʊsə ˈnɒstrə) /
the branch of the Mafia that operates in the US
Word Origin for Cosa Nostra
Italian, literally: our thing
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