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cheddar

[ ched-er ]
/ ˈtʃɛd ər /
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noun
Often Cheddar .Also called cheddar cheese . a hard, smooth-textured cheese, made usually from the whole milk of cows and varying in color from white to deep yellow and in flavor from mild to sharp as it ages.
Slang. money: The monthly grand prize is $200, and the yearly grand prize is $1,000—that's a lot of cheddar.
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Origin of cheddar

First recorded in 1655–65; named after Cheddar, village in Somersetshire, England, where the cheese was first made

OTHER WORDS FROM cheddar

ched·dar·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cheddar

Cheddar
/ (ˈtʃɛdə) /

noun
(sometimes not capital) any of several types of smooth hard yellow or whitish cheese
a village in SW England, in N Somerset: situated near Cheddar Gorge, a pass through the Mendip Hills renowned for its stalactitic caverns and rare limestone flora. Pop: 4796 (2001)
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