- 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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Emmental Emmenthaler or Emmentaler
- 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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