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Swiss cheese

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noun
  1. a firm, pale-yellow cheese made originally in Switzerland, typically made from cow's milk and having many holes.

Origin of Swiss cheese

First recorded in 1815–25
Also called Swiss.
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British Dictionary definitions for swiss cheese

Swiss cheese

noun
  1. a hard white or pale yellow cheese with holes, such as Gruyère or Emmenthal
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