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Pecorino

[pek-uh-ree-noh] /ˌpɛk əˈri noʊ/
noun, plural Pecorinos, Pecorini [pek-uh-ree-nee] /ˌpɛk əˈri ni/ (Show IPA). (often lowercase)
1.
a dry, hard Italian cheese made of ewe's milk, especially Romano.
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pecorino

/ˌpɛkəˈriːnəʊ/
noun
1.
an Italian cheese made from ewes' milk
Word Origin
C20: from Italian, literally: of ewes, from pecora sheep, from Latin pecus
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Contemporary definitions for Pecorino
noun

a hard, pungent Italian cheese made of ewe's milk; also called Pecorino Romano

Word Origin

1931-36; < It. pecora sheep

Usage Note

often cap; plural pecorinos

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