Til·​sit ˈtil-sət How to pronounce Tilsit (audio)
variants or less commonly Tilsiter
: a semisoft porous light yellow cheese with a flavor that ranges from mild to sharp

Word History


German Tilsiter, from Tilsit (now Sovetsk, Russia)

First Known Use

circa 1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tilsit was circa 1932

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Cite this Entry

“Tilsit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tilsit. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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