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[moh-zet-uh; Italian mawt-tset-tah] /moʊˈzɛt ə; Italian mɔtˈtsɛt tɑ/
noun, plural mozzettas Italian, mozzette
[mawt-tset-te] /mɔtˈtsɛt tɛ/ (Show IPA).
Roman Catholic Church
a short cape that covers the shoulders and can be buttoned over the breast, and to which a hood is attached, worn by the pope and by cardinals, bishops, abbots, and other dignitaries.
Origin of mozzetta
1765-75; < Italian, aphetic variant of almozzetta, equivalent to almozz(a) (compare Medieval Latin almutia amice2) + -etta -ette Unabridged
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/məʊˈzɛtə; Italian motˈtsetta/
(RC Church) a short hooded cape worn by the pope, cardinals, etc
Word Origin
C18: from Italian, shortened from almozzetta, from Medieval Latin almutiaalmuce
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