vach·​e·​rin | \ ˌvash(ə)ˈran, -ˈraⁿ \
plural -s

Definition of vacherin

1 : any of several French or Swiss soft cheeses
2 : a dessert consisting of meringue and a filling (such as ice cream or fruit)

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History and Etymology for vacherin

French, from Middle French dialect (Franco-Provençal) vacharin, a kind of cheese, from Medieval Latin vaccherinus, from vaccaria dairy farm, herd of cows (from Latin vacca cow + -aria -ary) + Latin -inus -ine

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“Vacherin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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