Pecorino

[ pek-uh-ree-noh ]

noun,plural Pe·co·ri·nos, Pe·co·ri·ni [pek-uh-ree-nee]. /ˌpɛk əˈri ni/.
  1. (often lowercase) a dry, hard Italian cheese made of ewe's milk, especially Romano.

Origin of Pecorino

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First recorded in 1905–10; from Italian: literally, “(cheese) of ewes,” from adjective pecorino, from pecora “sheep, ewe” + -ino, from Late Latin pecorīnus “relating to sheep,” from Latin pecus (stem pecor- ) “farm animals, livestock” + -īnus adjective suffix; akin to fief; -ine1

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British Dictionary definitions for pecorino

pecorino

/ (ˌpɛkəˈriːnəʊ) /


noun
  1. an Italian cheese made from ewes' milk

Origin of pecorino

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C20: from Italian, literally: of ewes, from pecora sheep, from Latin pecus

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