[ em-uh n-tah-ler ]
/ ˈɛm ənˌtɑ lər /


a Swiss cheese made from cow's milk and containing small holes.
Also Em·men·tal [em-uh n-tahl] /ˈɛm ənˌtɑl/, Em·men·ta·ler, Em·men·thal, Emmenthaler cheese.

Origin of Emmenthaler

< German, after Emmental a valley in Switzerland; see -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for emmenthal


Emmental Emmenthaler or Emmentaler

/ (ˈɛmənˌtɑːl) /


a hard Swiss cheese with holes in it, similar to Gruyère

Word Origin for Emmenthal

C20: named after Emmenthal, a valley in Switzerland
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