[bel pah-ey-zee; Italian bel pah-e-ze]
a brand of semisoft, mild Italian cheese.
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a mild creamy Italian cheese
Word Origin for Bel Paese
C20: from Italian, literally: beautiful country
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
type of mild, creamy cheese, 1935, Italian proprietary name, literally "beautiful country or region."
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