Sap-sago

sapsago

[sap-sey-goh, sap-suh-goh]
noun
a strong, hard, usually green cheese of Swiss origin, made with sour skim milk and sweet clover.

Origin:
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)
 
n
a hard greenish Swiss cheese made with sour skimmed milk and coloured and flavoured with clover
 
[C19: changed from German Schabziger, from schaben to grate + dialect Ziger a kind of cheese]

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