from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cake filled with a jelly made of soft curds, sugar, butter, eggs, etc.
- n. A small cake made in various ways and with a variety of ingredients: as, lemon cheese-cake, orange cheese-cake, apple cheese-cake, etc.
- n. plural A name with children for the immature fruit of the common mallow, Malva rotundifolia and M. sylvestris, on account of its shape. Also cheeses.
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