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mascarpone

[ mas-kahr-poh-nee, mos-kahr-poh-ney, mos-kahr-pohn ]
/ ˌmæs kɑrˈpoʊ ni, ˌmɒs kɑrˈpoʊ neɪ, ˌmɒs kɑrˈpoʊn /
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noun

a very soft Italian cream cheese made from cow's milk.

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Origin of mascarpone

First recorded in 1900–05; from Lombard Italian; augmentative of mascarpa, mascherpa, a kind of ricotta cheese; further origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for mascarpone

mascarpone
/ (ˌmæskəˈpəʊnɪ) /

noun

a soft Italian cream cheese
from Italian, from dialect (Lombardy) mascherpa ricotta
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