from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fresh soft Italian cheese with a high butterfat content, made from cow's milk enriched with cream.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a soft, creamy Italian cheese that is not pressed or aged; often used in desserts

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. soft mild Italian cream cheese


Italian, augmentative of dialectal mascarpa, whey cheese.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian (Wiktionary)



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  • A traditional cheese used for hiding small horses.

    April 3, 2014