scamorza

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian scamorza

Noun[edit]

scamorza (uncountable)

  1. An unfermented cow's-milk cheese from southern Italy.

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from scamozzare[1] or from cappa mozza (cut head).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skaˈmɔr.t͡sa/, [s̪käˈmɔr̺t̪͡s̪ä]
  • Rhymes: -ɔrtsa
  • Hyphenation: sca‧mòr‧za

Noun[edit]

scamorza f (plural scamorze)

  1. An unfermented cow's-milk cheese from Southern Italy
    Synonym: provola (regional)
  2. (figuratively, regional) incompetent, fool

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ scamorza in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  2. ^ “SCAMORZA di vacca e di bufala”, in Regione Campania[1], (Please provide a date or year), archived from the original on 20150716