|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)|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||cash; ready money|
village ("parish"), Sedgemoor district, administrative and historic county of Somerset, England, at the mouth of a spectacular limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills. The gorge (now owned by the National Trust) and caverns, in which human remains and artifacts dating back to the Stone Age have been found, attract many tourists. Cheddar cheese was first made there at or before the beginning of the 12th century and was aged in caves nearby. Cheese making remains a cottage industry in Cheddar. Pop. (2001) 5,090.
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