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Swiss cheese

noun

Simple Definition of Swiss cheese

  • : a type of cheese that is hard and pale yellow and that has many large holes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Swiss cheese

  1. :  a hard cheese characterized by elastic texture, mild nutlike flavor, and large holes that form during ripening

1783

First Known Use of swiss cheese

1783



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