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.