cheddars

cheddar

[ched-er]
noun (often initial capital letter)
a hard, smooth-textured cheese, made usually from the whole milk of cows and varying in color from white to deep yellow and in flavor from mild to sharp as it ages.
Also called cheddar cheese.


Origin:
1655–65; named after Cheddar, village in Somersetshire, England, where it was first made

cheddary, adjective
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Cheddar (ˈtʃɛdə)
 
n
1.  (sometimes not capital) any of several types of smooth hard yellow or whitish cheese
2.  a village in SW England, in N Somerset: situated near Cheddar Gorge, a pass through the Mendip Hills renowned for its stalactitic caverns and rare limestone flora. Pop: 4796 (2001)

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cheddar
1661 (but the cheese was presumably made long before that), from Cheddar, a village in Somerset, England, where it was originally made, from O.E. Ceodre (c.880), probably from ceodor "ravine" (there is a nearby gorge).
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