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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. 2017.
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  • Butyric ether is manufactured from rancid butter, old rotten cheese, or Limburger cheese.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • Fig. 63 shows the possible arrangement of a Limburger factory.

    The Book of Cheese Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • They were seated at a table; two glasses of beer towered before them; on their plates were odorous crumbs of Limburger cheese.

    The March Family Trilogy, Complete William Dean Howells
  • There is no better fertilizer on the market than Limburger cheese.

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

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • If Limburger's influence is as strong as its odor, it ought to affect any one.

    Six Girls and Bob Marion Ames Taggart
  • To make this scent all the better you had better put in about one-half pound of Limburger cheese.

    Mink Trapping A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
  • Relations had been strained ever since the Limburger episode.

    Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge
  • Here are two things any man can find in the dark—a carpet tack and a Limburger sandwich.

  • I am sick of raw goose and blood pudding and Limburger cheese.

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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