Definitions

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

  • n. A soft white cheese made of cream and milk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soft, mild-tasting, white cheese that comes from cows milk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a kind of cheese made from curd from which the cream has not been taken off, or to which cream has been added.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of soft rich cheese prepared from curd made with new or unskimmed milk and an added quantity of cream, the curd being placed in a cloth and allowed to drain without pressure; also, any cheese made with an extra proportion of cream.

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

  • n. soft unripened cheese made of sweet milk and cream

Etymologies

Named after the cream the cheese was made from. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And, the break-fast after Yom Kippur is probably the single greatest sales event for bagels, cream cheese and lox of which I am aware.

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  • And also remember that the “individual serving” of cream cheese or peanut butter that you get at a coffee bar or café is not a mandate—spread judiciously and throw away the rest.

    The Flex Diet

  • When Yom Kippur concluded last year, my greatest accomplishment for the day was passing on the bagels, cream cheese and lox, and instead choosing to enjoy my can of Heinz Vegetarian Beans.

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  • The bagel has to have a schmear of cream cheese on it I have since been told that an open can of sardines does the job nicely.

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  • Softer versions crumble easily and work as substitutes for scrambled eggs, ricotta, or even cream cheese in some recipes.

    The Flex Diet

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