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Camembert

[kam-uh m-bair; French ka-mahn-ber]
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noun
  1. a mellow, soft cheese, the center of which is creamy and of a golden cream color, made from cow's milk.

Origin of Camembert

First recorded in 1875–80; named after Camembert, village in Normandy where it was first marketed
Also called Camembert cheese.
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Camembert

noun
  1. a rich soft creamy cheese

Word Origin

French, from Camembert, a village in Normandy where it originated
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Word Origin and History for camembert

Camembert

n.

type of soft, rich cheese, 1878, from name of village near Argentan, Normandy, where it originally was made. The place name is Medieval Latin Campus Maimberti "field of Maimbert" (a West Germanic personal name).

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