[gou-duh, goo-; Dutch khou-dah]
- a city in the W Netherlands, NE of Rotterdam.
- a semisoft, cream-colored cheese made in Holland from whole or partly skimmed milk.
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Examples from the Web for gouda
But as to Gouda, a struggle was going on between my inclination and my conscience.The Chauffeur and the Chaperon
C. N. Williamson
It was some sort of market at Gouda; and the bommel was crammed now.The Further Adventures of O'Neill in Holland
J. Irwin Brown
And the people of Gouda petitioned the duke for a vicar, a real vicar.
But Margaret declined to go again to Gouda on such an errand.
But the days rolled on, and Gerard came neither to Rotterdam nor Gouda.
- a town in the W Netherlands, in South Holland province: important medieval cloth trade; famous for its cheese. Pop: 72 000 (2003 est)
- a large round Dutch cheese, mild and similar in taste to Edam
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Word Origin and History for gouda
type of cheese, 1885, named for a town in Holland.
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