Edam

noun
\ ˈē-dəm How to pronounce Edam (audio) , ˈē-ˌdam \

Definition of Edam

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a yellow pressed cheese of Dutch origin usually made in flattened balls and often coated with red wax

Edam

geographical name
\ ˈē-dəm How to pronounce Edam (audio) , -ˌdam, D ā-ˈdäm \

Definition of Edam (Entry 2 of 2)

commune in the northwestern part of the Netherlands on the IJsselmeer north-northeast of Amsterdam population 28,754

First Known Use of Edam

Noun

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Edam

Noun

Edam, Netherlands

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“Edam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Edam. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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