noekkelost

noun noek·kel·ost \ˈnə̄kəˌlōst\
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nokkelost

\ˈnäkəˌlȯst\

Definition of noekkelost

plural

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  1. :  a dark cheese made from whole or partly skimmed milk and spiced with cumin, caraway, or cloves, or all three

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Origin and Etymology of noekkelost

Norwegian nøkkelost, from nøkkel key + ost cheese; from its being modeled after cheese from Leiden, Holland, that was marked with the crossed keys of Leiden's escutcheon


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