from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hard green cheese made from skim-milk curd, colored and flavored with sweet clover.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of hard cheese, made in Switzerland, having a greenish color, and flavored with melilot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of Swiss cheese, of a greenish color, flavored with melilot.

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

  • noun a hard green Swiss cheese made with skim-milk curd and flavored with clover


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

[Alteration of German Schabzieger : schaben, to scrape (from Middle High German, from Old High German skaban) + Zieger, whey, whey cheese (from Middle High German ziger, probably of Celtic origin).]


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  • a great oak-tree, and he lay with his vest open and his hat off, idly sucking the pith from a young sapsago-tree that he had just broken off.

    Ting-a-ling Frank Richard Stockton 1868


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