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[lim-bur-ger] /ˈlɪmˌbɜr gər/
a variety of soft white cheese of strong odor and flavor.
Also called Limburger cheese, Limburg cheese.
Origin of Limburger
1810-20; named after Limburg; see -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Fig. 63 shows the possible arrangement of a Limburger factory.

    The Book of Cheese

    Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • There is no better fertilizer on the market than Limburger cheese.

  • If Limburger's influence is as strong as its odor, it ought to affect any one.

    Six Girls and Bob

    Marion Ames Taggart
  • Relations had been strained ever since the Limburger episode.

    Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge
  • I am sick of raw goose and blood pudding and Limburger cheese.

  • Zone: The region immediately surrounding a Limburger Cheese.

    The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard
  • The most appropriate name for it has long been "married man's Limburger."

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • Full cream, similar to Romadur and Limburger, but milder than both.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • They are supposed to blend the taste of Brick and Limburger; maybe they do.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • To the native of the north seal oil is what Limburger cheese is to a Dutchman.

    Triple Spies Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for Limburger


a semihard white cheese of very strong smell and flavour Also called Limburg cheese
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Limburger

1870, short for Limburger cheese (1817), from Limburg, province in northeast Belgium, where the cheese is made.

Some frauds a few years ago started a Limburger cheese factory down in Keyport, New Jersey, but the imposition was soon exposed. A man could come within 300 yards of the spurious article without being knocked down, and as the smell never had any effect on the town clock the business was soon discontinued. [John E. Boyd, "The Berkeley Heroine and Others Stories"]
The place name is from Germanic *lindo "lime tree" + *burg "fortification."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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