mozzarella

[ mot-suh-rel-luh, moht- ]
/ ˌmɒt səˈrɛl lə, ˌmoʊt- /
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noun

a mild, white, semisoft Italian cheese.

Origin of mozzarella

1910–15; < Italian, equivalent to mozza a kind of cheese (literally, a cut; compare mozzare to cut off) + -rella -rel
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mozzarella

/ (ˌmɒtsəˈrɛlə) /

noun

a moist white Italian curd cheese made originally from buffalo milk

Word Origin for mozzarella

from Italian, diminutive of mozza a type of cheese, from mozzare to cut off
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