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)



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