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Topic: FOOD

Language: Old English
Origin: cese

cheese

noun
     
cheese
cheese S2 W3 [uncountable and countable]
1DF a solid food made from milk, which is usually yellow or white in colour, and can be soft or hard:
half a kilo of cheese
a cheese sandwich
Sprinkle with the grated cheese.
a selection of English cheeses
cow's/goat's/sheep's cheese (=from the milk of a cow etc)
2

(say) cheese!

spokenTCP used to tell people to smile when you are going to take their photograph
big cheese

; ➔ chalk and cheese

at chalk1 (3)
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