Definitions

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

  • noun A mild white Italian cheese that has a rubbery texture and is often eaten melted, as on pizza.

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  • noun 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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  • noun mild white Italian cheese

Etymologies

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

[Italian, diminutive of mozza, a cut, mozzarella, from mozzare, to cut off, from mozzo, mutilated, from Vulgar Latin *mutius, from Latin mutilis.]

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Italian mozzare ("to cut off") > Latin mutilatis

Examples

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  • "Mozzarella" should be used exclusively for water buffalo milk mozzarella; cow milk mozzarella is fior di latte.

    June 16, 2008