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noun French.
  1. cheese1(defs 1, 2).
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Examples from the Web for fromage

Historical Examples

  • In place of strawberry fromage any other kind of fromage may be used.

    Desserts and Salads

    Gesine Lemcke

  • Characterized as a classic French fromage "with Huge-like Romanticism."

    The Complete Book of Cheese

    Robert Carlton Brown

  • She laughs with her lips, to deceive him; but the fromage fouett awaits me; adieu, my friend!

  • Save for a waistband of yellow silk, he was clad wholly in that dead white which is known as fromage la crme.

    A Transient Guest

    Edgar Saltus

  • This class of Blue or marbled cheese is called fromage persillé, as well as fromage bleu and pate bleue.

    The Complete Book of Cheese

    Robert Carlton Brown

Word Origin and History for fromage


French for "cheese," from French fromage, formage (13c.), from Medieval Latin formaticum (cf. Italian formaggio), a derivation from Latin forma "shape, form, mold" (cf Medieval Latin casei forma; see form (v.)).

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