muenster

muenster

[muhn-ster, moon-]
noun (often initial capital letter)
a white, semisoft, mild cheese made from whole milk.

Origin:
1900–05; after Müenster in France (Haut-Rhin)

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muenster (ˈmʊnstə)
 
n
a whitish-yellow semihard whole milk cheese, often flavoured with caraway or aniseed
 
[after Muenster, Haut-Rhin, France]

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muenster
type of cheese, 1902, from Münster, mountain valley in Alsace, where it is made; the place name is Ger., lit. "minster."
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