Gruyère

[groo-yair, gri-; French gry-yer]
noun
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; after Gruyère district in Switzerland where the cheese is made

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Gruyère or Gruyère cheese (ˈɡruːjɛə, French ɡryjɛr, ˈɡruːjɛə, French ɡryjɛr)
 
n
a hard flat whole-milk cheese, pale yellow in colour and with holes
 
[C19: after Gruyère, Switzerland where it originated]
 
Gruyère cheese or Gruyère cheese
 
n
 
[C19: after Gruyère, Switzerland where it originated]

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Gruyère
1802, from the name of the Swiss town where the cheese is made.
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Another couple served up sauteed asparagus and pear with gruyere.
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