[ ee-duh m, ee-dam; Dutch ey-dahm ]
/ ˈi dəm, ˈi dæm; Dutch eɪˈdɑm /


a mild, hard, yellow cheese, produced in a round shape and coated with red wax.

Origin of Edam

First recorded in 1830–40; after Edam, town in the Netherlands, where it originated
Also called Edam cheese.
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British Dictionary definitions for edam

/ (ˈiːdæm, Dutch ˈeːdam) /


a town in the NW Netherlands, in North Holland province, on the IJsselmeer: cheese, light manufacturing. Pop: 28 000 (2003 est; includes Volendam)
a hard round mild-tasting Dutch cheese, yellow in colour with a red outside covering
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