from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pennsylvania See cottage cheese. See Regional Note at gum band.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Cottage cheese.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cottage cheese (which see, under cheese).
Pennsylvania Dutch Schmierkees, from German Schmierkäse, a kind of spreadable cheese : schmieren, to smear (from Middle High German smirwen, from Old High German) + Käse, cheese (from Middle High German kaese, from Old High German kāsi, from Latin cāseus).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)