a short cape with a small hood, worn over the rochet by the pope and other high dignitaries of the Roman Catholic Church
Origin of mozzettaItalian mozzetta from mozzo, (see mozzarella), shortened from Vulgar Latin an unverified form mutius
nounRoman Catholic Church
A short cape, sometimes with a hood, worn over the rochet by the pope or other dignitaries.
Origin of mozzettaItalian from Medieval Latin almutia