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

  • n. A mild, yellow Dutch cheese, pressed into balls and usually covered with red wax.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A town in Holland
  • proper n. A type of cheese, see Edam cheese

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A mild Dutch pressed cheese of yellow color and fine flavor, made in balls weighing three or four pounds, and usually colored crimson outside; -- so called from the village of Edam, near Amsterdam. Also, cheese of the same type, wherever made.

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

  • n. mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls encased in a red covering


After Edam, a town in the western Netherlands.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Literally "the dam on the river Ye," and the river name literally means "river;" see ea. (Wiktionary)



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