can·​tal kän-ˈtäl How to pronounce cantal (audio)
often capitalized
: a hard cheddar-type cheese made in the south of France

Examples of cantal in a Sentence

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cantal was in 1890

Dictionary Entries Near cantal

Cite this Entry

“Cantal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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