Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fresh soft Italian cheese with a high butterfat content, made from light cream.

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  • noun a soft, creamy Italian cheese that is not pressed or aged; often used in desserts

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  • noun soft mild Italian cream cheese

Etymologies

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

[Italian, augmentative of dialectal (Lombardy) mascarpa, mascherpa, a kind of ricotta, of unknown origin.]

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Italian

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  • A traditional cheese used for hiding small horses.

    April 3, 2014