from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mild white Italian cheese that has a rubbery texture and is often eaten melted, as on pizza.
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- n. Soft Italian cheese made from cow's or buffalo's milk and commonly used as a pizza topping and in salads etc
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- n. mild white Italian cheese
Italian, diminutive of mozza, a cut, mozzarella, from mozzare, to cut off, from mozzo, mutilated, from Vulgar Latin *mutius, from Latin mutilis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian mozzare ("to cut off") > Latin mutilatis (Wiktionary)