a soft, white Italian cheese with a mild flavor, used esp. on pizza, in lasagna, etc.
Origin of mozzarellaIt, diminutive of mozza, a kind of cheese ; from mozzare, to cut off ; from mozzo, blunt ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form mutius, cut off, blunted
A mild white Italian cheese that has a rubbery texture and is often eaten melted, as on pizza.
Origin of mozzarellaItalian, diminutive of mozza, a cut, mozzarella, from mozzare, to cut off, from mozzo, mutilated, from Vulgar Latin *mutius, from Latin mutilis.
(plural mozzarellas or mozzarelle)
Italian mozzare (“to cut off") > Latin mutilatis