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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A white semisoft cheese usually made of goat's or ewe's milk and often preserved in brine.

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  • n. A variety of curd cheese made from sheep’s or goat’s milk and originating from Greece.

Etymologies

Modern Greek (turi) pheta, (cheese) slice, from Italian fetta, slice, from *offetta, diminutive of *offa, from Latin offa, morsel of food.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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