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sapsago

[sap-sey-goh, sap-suh-goh] /sæpˈseɪ goʊ, ˈsæp səˌgoʊ/
noun
1.
a strong, hard, usually green cheese of Swiss origin, made with sour skim milk and sweet clover.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; alteration of German Schabziger, Schabzieger, equivalent to schab(en) to grate + Zi(e)ger a kind of cheese
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sapsago

/ˈsæpsəˌɡəʊ/
noun
1.
a hard greenish Swiss cheese made with sour skimmed milk and coloured and flavoured with clover
Word Origin
C19: changed from German Schabziger, from schaben to grate + dialect Ziger a kind of cheese
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