Definitions

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

  • n. A nutty, pale yellow, firm cheese made from cow's milk.

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  • n. A hard yellow cheese originating from Gruyères, Switzerland and made in the cantons of Fribourg.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of French and Swiss cheese. See Gruyère cheese, under cheese.

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

  • n. Swiss cheese with small holes

Etymologies

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

French, after Gruyère, a district of west-central Switzerland.

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Named after the town of Gruyères, Switzerland.

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