Pecorino

Pecorino

[pek-uh-ree-noh]
noun, plural Pecorinos, Pecorini [pek-uh-ree-nee] . (often lowercase)
a dry, hard Italian cheese made of ewe's milk, especially Romano.
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pecorino (ˌpɛkəˈriːnəʊ)
 
n
an Italian cheese made from ewes' milk
 
[C20: from Italian, literally: of ewes, from pecora sheep, from Latin pecus]

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Main Entry:  pecorino
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a hard, pungent Italian cheese made of ewe's milk; also called Pecorino Romano
Etymology:  1931-36; < It. pecora sheep
Usage:  often cap; plural pecorinos
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