- a salty cheese originating in Cyprus and made from sheep’s or goat’s milk: often grilled or fried because it melts very slowly.
Origin of halloumi
< Egyptian Arabic < Arabic ḥalūm, probably from ḥaluma ‘to be mild’
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- a variant spelling of halloumi
- a salty white sheep's-milk cheese from Greece or Turkey, usually eaten grilled
probably from Arabic haluma be mild
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