colby

[ kohl-bee ]
/ ˈkoʊl bi /
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noun (often initial capital letter)

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

Nearby words

  1. colatitude,
  2. colbath,
  3. colbert,
  4. colbert, claudette,
  5. colbert, jean baptiste,
  6. colcannon,
  7. colchester,
  8. colchicine,
  9. colchicum,
  10. colchis

Origin of colby

First recorded in 1940–45; apparently after a proper name

Also called colby cheese.

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British Dictionary definitions for colby

Colby

/ (ˈkɒlbɪ) /

noun

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