mussarela

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NounEdit

mussarela f (plural mussarelas)

  1. (proscribed) mozzarella (soft Italian cheese)

Usage notesEdit

The form mussarela is proscribed due to the etymological convention that voiceless alveolar sibilants that don't descend from Latin s in words borrowed from other Romance languages must use ç instead of ss in the middle of a word. Some prescriptivist dictionaries write this word as muçarela.