[ ched-er ]
/ ˈtʃɛd ər /
noun (often initial capital letter)
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.
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Also called cheddar cheese .
Origin of cheddar
First recorded in 1655–65; named after Cheddar, village in Somersetshire, England, where it was first made
OTHER WORDS FROM cheddarched·dar·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cheddar
/ (ˈtʃɛdə) /
(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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