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Swiss cheese

noun
1.
a firm, pale-yellow cheese made originally in Switzerland, typically made from cow's milk and having many holes.
Also called Swiss.
Compare Emmenthaler, Gruyère.
Origin of Swiss cheese
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • “Carrying barrels of holes from a Swiss cheese factory to be made into crullers,” chuckled Lester.

  • A cold leg of chicken, a Swiss cheese sandwich, a piece of apple pie and a bottle of milk would appease hunger when hunger came.

    The Firebug Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for Swiss cheese

Swiss cheese

noun
1.
a hard white or pale yellow cheese with holes, such as Gruyère or Emmenthal
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