blue cheese
noun Date: 1925 cheese having veins of greenish-blue mold

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Blue cheese — (or bleu cheese) is a general classification of cow s milk, sheep s milk, or goat s milk cheeses that has had Penicillium cultures added so that the final product is spotted or veined throughout with blue, blue gray or blue green mold, and… …   Wikipedia

  • blue cheese — n [U and C] a type of cheese with blue lines in it and a strong taste …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blue cheese — noun count or uncount a strong tasting cheese that is white or pale yellow and has blue lines in it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blue cheese — ► NOUN ▪ cheese containing veins of blue mould, such as Stilton …   English terms dictionary

  • blue cheese — n. a strong cheese veined with a bluish mold, similar to Roquefort but usually made of cow s milk …   English World dictionary

  • blue cheese — blue′ cheese n. coo any of various usu. rich, strong flavored cheeses streaked with blue or greenish veins of mold • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • blue cheese — noun cheese containing a blue mold • Syn: ↑bleu • Hypernyms: ↑cheese • Hyponyms: ↑Stilton, ↑Roquefort, ↑gorgonzola, ↑Danish blue, ↑B …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue cheese — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms blue cheese : singular blue cheese plural blue cheeses a strong tasting cheese that is white or pale yellow and has blue lines in it …   English dictionary

  • blue cheese — noun Blue cheese is used before these nouns: ↑dressing …   Collocations dictionary

  • blue cheese — a rich cheese in which the internal mold manifests itself in blue veins: made in France esp. from sheep s milk and elsewhere also from cow s milk and goat s milk. Also, bleu cheese. [1920 25] * * *       any of several cheeses marbled with bluish …   Universalium

  • blue cheese — noun cheese containing veins of blue mould, such as Stilton and Danish Blue …   English new terms dictionary

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