noun (often initial capital letter)

a mild, cheddar-type cheese that is softer and more open in texture than standard cheddar.

Origin of colby

First recorded in 1940–45; apparently after a proper name
Also called colby cheese. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(sometimes not capital) NZ a type of mild-tasting hard cheese
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