provolone

[ proh-vuh-loh-nee ]
/ ˌproʊ vəˈloʊ ni /

noun

a mellow light-colored, Italian cheese, usually smoked after drying.

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Also called provolone cheese .

Origin of provolone

1945–50; <Italian, equivalent to provol(a) kind of cheese (of debated origin) + -one augmentative suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for provolone

provolone
/ (ˌprəʊvəˈləʊnɪ) /

noun

a mellow, pale yellow, soft, and sometimes smoked cheese, made of cows' milk: usually moulded in the shape of a pear

Word Origin for provolone

Italian, from provola, apparently from Medieval Latin probula cheese made from buffalo milk
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