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[mot-suh-rel-luh, moht-] /ˌmɒt səˈrɛl lə, ˌmoʊt-/

a mild, white, semisoft Italian cheese.
a moist white Italian curd cheese made originally from buffalo milk

1911, Italian cheese originally made in Naples area, from Italian mozzarella, diminutive of mozza, a kind of cheese, from mozzare “to cut off,” from mozzo “blunt,” from Vulgar Latin *mutius “cut off, blunted.”


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