feta

[ fet-uh ]
/ ˈfɛt ə /

noun

a soft, white, brine-cured Greek cheese made from sheep's milk or goat's milk.

Origin of feta

1935–40; < Modern Greek, short for tyrì phéta, equivalent to tyrí cheese (Greek tyrós) + phéta slice < Italian fetta (see fettuccine)
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feta
/ (ˈfɛtə) /

noun

a white sheep or goat cheese popular in Greece

Word Origin for feta

Modern Greek, from the phrase turi pheta, from turi cheese + pheta, from Italian fetta a slice
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