ricotta

[ ri-kot-uh, -kaw-tuh; Italian ree-kawt-tah ]
/ rɪˈkɒt ə, -ˈkɔ tə; Italian riˈkɔt tɑ /

noun

a soft Italian cheese that resembles cottage cheese.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?

American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?

Origin of ricotta

1875–80; <Italian <Latin recocta, feminine of recoctus, past participle of recoquere to re-cook. See re-, cook1

Words nearby ricotta

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for ricotta

British Dictionary definitions for ricotta

ricotta
/ (rɪˈkɒtə) /

noun

a soft white unsalted cheese made from sheep's milk, used esp in making ravioli and gnocchi

Word Origin for ricotta

C19: Italian, from Latin recocta recooked, from recoquere, from re- + coquere to cook
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012