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[rohk-fert] /ˈroʊk fərt/
a strongly flavored cheese, veined with mold, made of sheep's milk and ripened in caves at Roquefort, a town in S France.
Also called Roquefort cheese.
Origin of Roquefort
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
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a blue-veined cheese with a strong flavour, made from ewes' milk: matured in caves
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C19: named after Roquefort, village in S France
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Word Origin and History for Roquefort

type of cheese, 1837, from the village in the southwest of France, where it originally was made. Reference to salad dressing made from this kind of cheese is from 1943.

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