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Caerphilly

[kahr-fil-ee]
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noun
  1. a mild, white, crumbly, medium-hard cheese, originally made in Wales.
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Origin of Caerphilly

after Caerphilly (Welsh Caerffili), town in S Wales where it was orig. made
Also called Caerphilly cheese.
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Examples from the Web for caerphilly

Historical Examples

  • The history of Caerphilly in the Middle Ages need not detain us long.

    Medival Wales

    A. G. Little

  • The perfection of Caerphilly as a fortress saved it from serious attacks.

    Medival Wales

    A. G. Little

  • Of the two last we have splendid examples in Cardiff and Caerphilly.

    Medival Wales

    A. G. Little

  • Certainly, his ministry was gloriously successful at Caerphilly.

    Christmas Evans

    Paxton Hood

  • Oh, that is Caerphilly Castle, the oldest fortress in Cambria.

    The Making of William Edwards

    Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks


British Dictionary definitions for caerphilly

Caerphilly

noun
  1. a market town in SE Wales, in Caerphilly county borough: site of the largest castle in Wales (13th–14th centuries). Pop: 31 060 (2001)
  2. a county borough in SE Wales, created in 1996 from parts of Mid Glamorgan and Gwent. Pop: 170 200 (2003 est). Area: 275 sq km (106 sq miles)
  3. a creamy white mild-flavoured cheese
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