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mozzetta

or mo路zet路ta

[ moh-zet-uh; Italian mawt-tset-tah ]
/ mo蕣藞z蓻t 蓹; Italian m蓴t藞ts蓻t t蓱 /
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noun, plural moz路zet路tas, Italian moz路zet路te [mawt-tset-te]. /m蓴t藞ts蓻t t蓻/. 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鈥75; <Italian, aphetic variant of almozzetta, equivalent to almozz(a) (compare Medieval Latin almutia amice2) + -etta -ette

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British Dictionary definitions for mozzetta

mozzetta

mozetta

/ (m蓹蕣藞z蓻t蓹, Italian mot藞tsetta) /

noun
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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