[ kam-uh m-bair; French ka-mahn-ber ]
/ ˈkæm əmˌbɛər; French ka mɑ̃ˈbɛr /


a mellow, soft cheese, the center of which is creamy and of a golden cream color, made from cow's milk.

Origin of Camembert

First recorded in 1875–80; named after Camembert, village in Normandy where it was first marketed
Also called Camembert cheese. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for camembert


/ (ˈkæməmˌbɛə, French kamɑ̃bɛr) /


a rich soft creamy cheese

Word Origin for Camembert

French, from Camembert, a village in Normandy where it originated
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