limburg cheese

Limburger

[lim-bur-ger]
noun
a variety of soft white cheese of strong odor and flavor.
Also called Limburger cheese, Limburg cheese.


Origin:
1810–20; named after Limburg; see -er1

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Limburger (ˈlɪmbɜːɡə)
 
n
Also called: Limburg cheese a semihard white cheese of very strong smell and flavour

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Limburger
1817, from Limburg, province in northeast Belgium, where the cheese is made. The place name is from Gmc. *lindo "lime tree" + *burg "fortification.
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