[ched-er] /ˈtʃɛd ər/
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.
1655–65; named after Cheddar, village in Somersetshire, England, where it was first made
Related forms
cheddary, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for cheddar cheese
Cheddar (ˈtʃɛdə)
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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Word Origin and History for cheddar cheese
1661 (but the cheese was presumably made long before that), from Cheddar, a village in Somerset, England, where it was originally made, from O.E. Ceodre (c.880), probably from ceodor "ravine" (there is a nearby gorge).
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Cash; ready money : out of chedda

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