Edam

noun

ˈē-dəm How to pronounce Edam (audio)
ˈē-ˌdam
: a yellow pressed cheese of Dutch origin usually made in flattened balls and often coated with red wax

Word History

Etymology

Edam, Netherlands

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Edam was in 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Edam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Edam. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

Edam

noun
ˈēd-əm How to pronounce Edam (audio)
ˈē-ˌdam
: a Dutch cheese of yellow color and mild flavor
Etymology

named for Edam, seaport in the Netherlands, where the cheese was first sold

Geographical Definition

Edam

geographical name

ˈē-dəm How to pronounce Edam (audio)
-ˌdam,
 D  ā-ˈdäm
commune in the northwestern part of the Netherlands on the IJsselmeer north-northeast of Amsterdam population 28,754

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