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A soft, unripened and usually unsalted cheese made from whey, often used as a filling.

[Italian, from Latin recocta, feminine past participle of recoquere, to cook again : re-, re- + coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]


(Cookery) a soft white unsalted cheese made from sheep's milk, used esp in making ravioli and gnocchi
[C19: Italian, from Latin recocta recooked, from recoquere, from re- + coquere to cook]


(rɪˈkɒt ə, -ˈkɔ tə)

a soft Italian cheese that resembles cottage cheese, made from the whey of milk.
[1875–80; < Italian, orig. past participle of ricuocere to cook again < Latin recoquere. See re-, cook]
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Noun1.ricotta - soft Italian cheese like cottage cheese
cheese - a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
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