feta

[ fet-uh ]
/ ˈfɛt ə /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. festuca,
  2. festus,
  3. festy,
  4. fet,
  5. fet-,
  6. fetal,
  7. fetal age,
  8. fetal alcohol spectrum disorder,
  9. fetal alcohol syndrome,
  10. fetal aspiration syndrome

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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British Dictionary definitions for feta

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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