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Camembert

[kam-uh m-bair; French ka-mahn-ber] /ˈkæm əmˌbɛər; French ka mɑ̃ˈbɛr/
noun
1.
a mellow, soft cheese, the center of which is creamy and of a golden cream color, made from cow's milk.
Also called Camembert cheese.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; named after Camembert, village in Normandy where it was first marketed
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Camembert

/ˈkæməmˌbɛə; French kamɑ̃bɛr/
noun
1.
a rich soft creamy cheese
Word Origin
French, from Camembert, a village in Normandy where it originated
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Word Origin and History for Camembert
n.

type of soft, rich cheese, 1878, from name of village near Argentan, Normandy, where it originally was made. The place name is Medieval Latin Campus Maimberti "field of Maimbert" (a West Germanic personal name).

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