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Brie1

[bree]
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noun
  1. a region in NE France, between the Seine and the Marne.
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Brie2

[bree]
noun
  1. a salted, white, soft cheese, ripened with bacterial action, originating in Brie.
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Origin of Brie2

First recorded in 1840–50
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brie

noun
  1. a variant spelling of bree 1
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Brie

noun
  1. a soft creamy white cheese, similar to Camembert but milder
  2. a mainly agricultural area in N France, between the Rivers Marne and Seine: noted esp for its cheese
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Word Origin and History for brie

Brie

n.

type of soft cheese, 1848, from name of district in department Seine-et-Marne, southeast of Paris, famous for its cheeses. The name is from Gaulish briga "hill, height."

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