caerphilly cheese

Caerphilly

[kahr-fil-ee]
noun
a mild, white, crumbly, medium-hard cheese, originally made in Wales.
Also called Caerphilly cheese.


Origin:
after Caerphilly (Welsh Caerffili), town in S Wales where it was orig. made

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Caerphilly (kɛəˈfɪlɪ)
 
n
1.  a market town in SE Wales, in Caerphilly county borough: site of the largest castle in Wales (13th--14th centuries). Pop: 31 060 (2001)
2.  a county borough in SE Wales, created in 1996 from parts of Mid Glamorgan and Gwent. Pop: 170 200 (2003 est). Area: 275 sq km (106 sq miles)
3.  a creamy white mild-flavoured cheese

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