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Edam

[ ee-duhm, ee-dam; Dutch ey-dahm ]

noun

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


Edam

/ ˈiːdæm; ˈeːdam /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Edam1

First recorded in 1830–40; after Edam, town in the Netherlands, where it originated

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Example Sentences

This was accepted by all as conclusive, and young Arthur was recognized as the heir to the Edam millions.

From a delicatessen store procure dill pickles and a nice Edam cheese.

The skipper promised to send to Yollendam, or if not to Edam, to obtain provisions for his passengers.

For dressing177 Edam cheese, the ordinary cheese bandage cloth is used.

Aside from the molds, press and salting vat, the same apparatus that is used in making Cheddar can be used for Edam cheese.

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