halloumi

[huh-loo-mee]
noun
a salty cheese originating in Cyprus and made from sheep’s or goat’s milk: often grilled or fried because it melts very slowly.
Also, haloumi.


Origin:
< Egyptian Arabic < Arabic ḥalūm, probably from ḥaluma ‘to be mild’

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halloumi or haloumi (həˈluːmɪ)
 
n
a salty white sheep's-milk cheese from Greece or Turkey, usually eaten grilled
 
[probably from Arabic haluma be mild]
 
haloumi or haloumi
 
n
 
[probably from Arabic haluma be mild]

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