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Gruyère

[groo-yair, gri-; French gry-yer] /gruˈyɛər, grɪ-; French grüˈyɛr/
noun
1.
a firm, pale-yellow cheese, made of whole milk and having small holes, produced chiefly in France and Switzerland.
Also called Gruyère cheese.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; after Gruyère district in Switzerland where the cheese is made
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British Dictionary definitions for gruyère-cheese

Gruyère

/ˈɡruːjɛə; French ɡryjɛr/
noun
1.
a hard flat whole-milk cheese, pale yellow in colour and with holes
Word Origin
C19: after Gruyère, Switzerland where it originated
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Word Origin and History for gruyère-cheese

Gruyere

1802, from Gruyère, the name of the Swiss town and surrounding district where the cheese is made. The place name is said to be ultimately from Latin grus "crane."

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