: a soft surface-ripened cheese with a whitish rind and a pale yellow interior

Word History


French, from Brie, district in France

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Brie was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Brie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

district and medieval county of northeastern France east of Paris; chief town Meaux

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