Gruyère

noun
Gru·​yère | \ grü-ˈyer How to pronounce Gruyère (audio) , grē- \

Definition of Gruyère

1 : a firm cheese with small holes and a nutty flavor that is of Swiss origin
2 : a processed cheese made from natural Gruyère

First Known Use of Gruyère

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Gruyère

Gruyère, district in Switzerland

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The first known use of Gruyère was in 1802

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“Gruyère.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gruy%C3%A8re. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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Gruyère

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English Language Learners Definition of Gruyère

: a type of hard cheese from Switzerland with a nutty flavor

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