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Cosa Nostra

Syllabification: Co·sa Nos·tra
Pronunciation: /ˌkōsə ˈnōstrə, ˌkōzə
 
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Definition of Cosa Nostra in English:

A US criminal organization resembling and related to the Mafia.

Origin

Italian, literally 'our affair'.

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