gjetost

noun

gjet·​ost
variants or less commonly gjedost
ˈy|ātˌōst,
ˈj|,
|et-,
-ˌȯst
plural -s
: a hard dark brown cheese usually made of goat's milk but sometimes made of a combination of cow's and goat's milk

Word History

Etymology

Norwegian gjetost, from gjet goat (from Old Norse geit) + ost cheese, from Old Norse ostr

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“Gjetost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gjetost. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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