vacherin

noun vach·e·rin

Definition of vacherin

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  any of several French or Swiss soft cheeses

  2. 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 — more at vaccine


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