Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mold-ripened, whole-milk cheese with a whitish rind and a soft, light yellow center.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. same as brie cheese.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. soft creamy white cheese; milder than Camembert

Etymologies

After Brie, a region of northern France.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Mr. La Brie is the author of such books as The Meaning of Income in the Law of Income Tax and Introduction to Income Tax Law, Canada.

    Tax! Tax! Tax!—The Canadian Tax Scene

  • They named her Gabrielle, but from the day they brought her home from the hospital, they called her Brie.

    The Panic Virus

  • Between Community and Mad Men, Alison Brie is having quite an exemplary year, and she could be on the verge of stardom much sooner than anyone anticipated.

    'Community' recap: And it was good. | EW.com

  • It was a fun slumber-party in Brie's school library.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • The impact of landing on the moon nearly buried him in Brie, but Philippe was an athletic man, and he managed to extricate himself from the goopy and delicious cheese.

    365 tomorrows » 2006 » June : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • Actually, my French friend told me a few weeks ago that Brie is shit that France exports to sell to stupid Americans.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Brie Factor

  • Alison Brie is terrific and I’m loving the episodes where they really let her step to the forefront … though I suppose it’s safe to say that every one of the “supporting” cast deserves his or her time as the focus of a few shows, rather than as a sideplot, as Shirley was this week.

    'Community' recap: Beneath the pale moonlight | EW.com

  • It's amazing how exhausting a couple of hours standing on a concrete floor saying It's a Briard, a chien de berger de Brie, which is to say a French sheepdog first brought to North America by Thomas Jefferson, because they so impressed him with their herding ability when he was ambassador to France.

    now i need a place to hide away

  • She was delighted to discover that she and the duchess, who insisted that Frederica call her Brie, had in common a love for animals.

    Daring Deception

  • Mr. La Brie was a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation from its inception and has served on Foundation study groups.

    Tax! Tax! Tax!—The Canadian Tax Scene

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