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Made with tomato sauce, basil, and fresh mozzarella: pizza margherita.

[After Margherita of Savoy (1851-1926), queen of Italy (1878-1900), who is said to have preferred a pizza of this style during her visit to Naples in 1889, for which occasion the style was perhaps invented (the green basil, white mozzarella, and red tomato sauce traditionally being considered to represent the colors of the Italian flag).]
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(Cookery) a variety of pizza topped with tomato, basil, and mozzarella cheese
[C19: named in honour of Margherita of Savoy (1851–1926), queen of Italy ]
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In the afternoon, as often as my health permitted, I walked round the whole bay from Santa Margherita to beyond Porto Fino.
He did not, however, mean thereby that his former disorders were troubling him, but that he was suffering from a severe attack of influenza which he had caught in Santa Margherita, and which tormented him for several weeks after his arrival in Genoa.
In this case the Queen is Margherita of Italy and the professor is Signor Mosso, the astronomer, who studies the heavens from an observatory on Monte Rosa.
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The 300-year-old Villa Margherita is next to another house belonging to the movie star and was empty while builders carried out renovations.
The French reject the "technical agreement" with the EPP but have also turned down the alternative option of forming a majority with other parties, as proposed by Green group leader Daniel Cohn Bendit, UDF President Francois Bayrou and Francesco Rutelli, the leader of Italy's Margherita. MEPs from the UDF and Margherita are expected, along with other EPP dissidents, to sit with the new group formed with Liberals within the current ELDR.
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According to popular tradition, in 1889, during a visit to Naples of Queen Margherita of Savoy, chef Raffaele Esposito of Da Pietro Pizzeria (now known as Pizzeria Brandi) and his wife created a pizza resembling the colours of the Italian flag, red (tomato), white (mozzarella) and green (basil).