Swiss cheese
noun Date: 1783 a hard cheese characterized by elastic texture, mild nutlike flavor, and large holes that form during ripening

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  • Swiss cheese — Swiss cheeses N VAR Swiss cheese is hard cheese with holes in it …   English dictionary

  • Swiss cheese — or Swiss n. [so named because orig. made in Switzerland] [sometimes s c ] a white or pale yellow, hard cheese with many large holes …   English World dictionary

  • Swiss cheese — noun count or uncount a type of cheese with a lot of holes in it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Swiss cheese — Swiss′ cheese′ n. coo a firm, pale yellow cheese typically made from cow s milk and having many holes • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Swiss cheese — This article describes a kind of cheese produced primarily in Canada and the United States. In many countries, the term Swiss is a Geographical indication and is legally restricted to items produced in Switzerland. For cheeses produced in… …   Wikipedia

  • Swiss cheese — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Swiss cheese : singular Swiss cheese plural Swiss cheeses a type of cheese with a lot of holes in it …   English dictionary

  • Swiss cheese — a firm, pale yellow cheese made originally in Switzerland, typically made from cow s milk and having many holes. Also called Swiss. Cf. Emmenthaler, Gruyère. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • Swiss cheese — noun hard pale yellow cheese with many holes from Switzerland • Hypernyms: ↑cheese • Hyponyms: ↑Emmenthal, ↑Emmental, ↑Emmenthaler, ↑Emmentaler, ↑Gruyere, ↑sapsago …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swiss cheese — noun Any cheese which resembles Emmental, especially ones with holes …   Wiktionary

  • Swiss cheese — type of light yellow or white cheese containing many holes …   English contemporary dictionary

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