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feta

[fet-uh]
noun
  1. a soft, white, brine-cured Greek cheese made from sheep's milk or goat's milk.
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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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Historical Examples of feta

  • Feta is soft and as blinding white as a plate of fresh Ricotta smothered with sour cream.

    The Complete Book of Cheese

    Robert Carlton Brown

  • A more exciting olive cream may be made with Greek Calatma olives and Feta sheep cheese.

    The Complete Book of Cheese

    Robert Carlton Brown


British Dictionary definitions for feta

feta

noun
  1. a white sheep or goat cheese popular in Greece
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Word Origin for feta

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