vacherin

noun vach·e·rin \ ˌvash(ə)ˈran , -ˈraⁿ \

Definition of vacherin

plural -s
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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Origin and Etymology of 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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