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or ha·lou·mi

  1. 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’
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Historical Examples

  • 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



  1. a salty white sheep's-milk cheese from Greece or Turkey, usually eaten grilled
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Word Origin

probably from Arabic haluma be mild
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