from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A curved steel blade, often with a vertical handle at each end, used to chop food.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A crescent-shaped steel blade attached to a wooden handle; used to chop food.
Italian, crescent, mezzaluna : mezza, feminine of mezzo, half (from Latin medius) + luna, moon (from Latin lūna).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian mezzaluna ("half moon") (Wiktionary)