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 springy 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