[gou-duh, goo-; Dutch khou-dah]
- a city in the W Netherlands, NE of Rotterdam.
- a semisoft, cream-colored cheese made in Holland from whole or partly skimmed milk.
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Examples from the Web for gouda
But as to Gouda, a struggle was going on between my inclination and my conscience.The Chauffeur and the Chaperon
C. N. Williamson
It was some sort of market at Gouda; and the bommel was crammed now.The Further Adventures of O'Neill in Holland
J. Irwin Brown
But Margaret declined to go again to Gouda on such an errand.
But the days rolled on, and Gerard came neither to Rotterdam nor Gouda.
And the people of Gouda petitioned the duke for a vicar, a real vicar.
- a town in the W Netherlands, in South Holland province: important medieval cloth trade; famous for its cheese. Pop: 72 000 (2003 est)
- a large round Dutch cheese, mild and similar in taste to Edam
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Word Origin and History for gouda
type of cheese, 1885, named for a town in Holland.
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