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 (prō′və-lō′nē, prō′və-lōn′)
A semihard, white or pale yellow Italian cheese, made from cow's milk and often smoked.

[Italian, augmentative of provola, a kind of cheese.]
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(Cookery) a mellow, pale yellow, soft, and sometimes smoked cheese, made of cows' milk: usually moulded in the shape of a pear
[Italian, from provola, apparently from Medieval Latin probula cheese made from buffalo milk]
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(ˌproʊ vəˈloʊ ni)

a mellow, light-colored Italian cheese, usu. smoked after drying.
[1945–50; < Italian, orig. dial. (S Italy) =provol(a) kind of cheese (of uncertain orig.) + -one augmentative suffix]
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My favorite was the Provolone with Hot Peppers, which has a pretty decent kick to it!
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