[moh-zet-uh; Italian mawt-tset-tah]
- 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.
Origin of mozzetta
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Then I got my camphor and lavender, and laid the fragrant powder between the folds of the mozzetta.My New Curate
Lastly, from the cappa is probably derived the mozzetta, a short cape with a miniature hood, fastened down the front with buttons.
- RC Church a short hooded cape worn by the pope, cardinals, etc
C18: from Italian, shortened from almozzetta, from Medieval Latin almutia almuce