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[muhn-ster, moo n-] /ˈmʌn stər, ˈmʊn-/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
a white, semisoft, mild cheese made from whole milk.
Origin of muenster
First recorded in 1900-05; after Müenster in France (Haut-Rhin) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was a pupil and assistant of Selenka, who was then at Erlangen (died in muenster 1902).

    At the Deathbed of Darwinism Eberhard Dennert
  • Only the universities of Strassburg, Rostock and muenster had no female students.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • He found, upon inquiry, that the British division was at present at muenster.

British Dictionary definitions for muenster


a whitish-yellow semihard whole milk cheese, often flavoured with caraway or aniseed
Word Origin
after Muenster, Haut-Rhin, France
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for muenster

type of cheese, 1902, from Münster, mountain valley in Alsace, where it is made; the place name is German, literally "minster."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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