Swiss cheese

noun

Definition of Swiss cheese 

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

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1783, in the meaning defined above

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Swiss cheese

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Swiss cheese

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

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