[ huh-loo-mee ]
/ həˈlu mi /
a salty cheese originating in Cyprus and made from sheep’s or goat’s milk: often grilled or fried because it melts very slowly.
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Origin of halloumi
<Egyptian Arabic <Arabic ḥalūm, probably from ḥaluma ‘to be mild’
Words nearby halloumi
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Example sentences from the Web for halloumi
There are two kinds of halloumi: one called "mona" (single), the other "dipla" (double).Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products|William Bevan
British Dictionary definitions for halloumi
/ (həˈluːmɪ) /
a salty white sheep's-milk cheese from Greece or Turkey, usually eaten grilled
Word Origin for halloumi
probably from Arabic haluma be mild
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