or mo·zet·ta

[ moh-zet-uh; Italian mawt-tset-tah ]
/ moʊˈzɛt ə; Italian mɔtˈtsɛt tɑ /

noun, plural moz·zet·tas, Italian moz·zet·te [mawt-tset-te] /mɔtˈtsɛt tɛ/. Roman Catholic Church.

a short cape that covers the shoulders and can be buttoned over the breast, and to which a hood is attached, worn by the pope and by cardinals, bishops, abbots, and other dignitaries.


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Origin of mozzetta

1765–75; < Italian, aphetic variant of almozzetta, equivalent to almozz(a) (compare Medieval Latin almutia amice2) + -etta -ette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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/ (məʊˈzɛtə, Italian motˈtsetta) /


RC Church a short hooded cape worn by the pope, cardinals, etc

Word Origin for mozzetta

C18: from Italian, shortened from almozzetta, from Medieval Latin almutia almuce
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