halloumi

or ha·lou·mi

[ huh-loo-mee ]
/ həˈlu mi /
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noun

a salty cheese originating in Cyprus and made from sheep’s or goat’s milk: often grilled or fried because it melts very slowly.

Nearby words

  1. hallmark,
  2. hallo,
  3. halloa,
  4. halloo,
  5. hallopeau's disease,
  6. hallow,
  7. hallowed,
  8. halloween,
  9. hallowmas,
  10. hallows

Origin of halloumi

< Egyptian Arabic < Arabic ḥalūm, probably from ḥaluma ‘to be mild’

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British Dictionary definitions for halloumi

halloumi

haloumi

/ (həˈluːmɪ) /

noun

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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