cantal

noun, often capitalized
can·​tal | \ kän-ˈtäl How to pronounce cantal (audio) \

Definition of cantal

: a hard cheddar-type cheese made in the south of France

First Known Use of cantal

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cantal

French, from Cantal, mountain massif and department in Auvergne, France

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The first known use of cantal was in 1890

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“Cantal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cantal. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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