Definition of mezzaluna in English:

mezzaluna

noun

  • A utensil for chopping herbs, vegetables, etc., with a semi-circular blade and a handle at each end.

    • ‘I would say the mezzaluna [two-handled chopping knife], because a sharp blade is always useful to have around.’
    • ‘Finely chop the leaves, preferably with a mezzaluna, so that they almost become powder-like.’
    • ‘Alvarado has the lid of a tin of tomatoes and is using that as a mezzaluna to cut the vegetables since prisoners are not allowed to have knives.’

Origin

1950s: from Italian, literally half moon.

Pronunciation:

mezzaluna

/ˌmɛtsəˈluːnə/