Mezzaluna meaning

mĕt'sə-lo͝o'nə
A curved steel blade, often with a vertical handle at each end, used to chop food.
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A crescent-shaped steel blade attached to a wooden handle; used to chop food.
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Origin of mezzaluna

  • Italian crescent, mezzaluna mezza feminine of mezzo half (from Latin medius medhyo- in Indo-European roots) luna moon (from Latin lūna leuk- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Italian mezzaluna (“half moon")
    From Wiktionary