Mozzarella meaning

mŏtsə-rĕlə, mōt-
A mild white Italian cheese that has a rubbery texture and is often eaten melted, as on pizza.
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A soft, white Italian cheese with a mild flavor, used esp. on pizza, in lasagna, etc.
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Soft Italian cheese made from cow's or buffalo's milk and commonly used as a pizza topping and in salads etc.
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Origin of mozzarella

  • Italian diminutive of mozza a cut, mozzarella from mozzare to cut off from mozzo mutilated from Vulgar Latin mutius from Latin mutilis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Italian mozzare (“to cut off") > Latin mutilatis

    From Wiktionary