Caerphilly

[ kahr-fil-ee ]
/ kɑrˈfɪl i /

noun

a mild, white, crumbly, medium-hard cheese, originally made in Wales.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after Caerphilly (Welsh Caerffili), town in S Wales where it was originally made
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British Dictionary definitions for Caerphilly

Caerphilly
/ (kɛəˈfɪlɪ) /

noun

a market town in SE Wales, in Caerphilly county borough: site of the largest castle in Wales (13th–14th centuries). Pop: 31 060 (2001)
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)
a creamy white mild-flavoured cheese
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