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Caerphilly

[kahr-fil-ee] /kɑrˈfɪl i/
noun
1.
a mild, white, crumbly, medium-hard cheese, originally made in Wales.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/
noun
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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Caerphilly

county borough, southeastern Wales. The area west of the River Rhymney forms part of the historic county of Glamorgan (Morgannwg), and the area east of the river belongs to the historic county of Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy). Caerphilly county borough extends from the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park in the north to the outskirts of the city of Cardiff in the south and includes several deep valleys separated by wooded hills

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