- a variety of soft white cheese of strong odor and flavor.
Origin of Limburger
Examples from the Web for limburger
Historical Examples of limburger
Fig. 63 shows the possible arrangement of a Limburger factory.The Book of Cheese
Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
There is no better fertilizer on the market than Limburger cheese.The Foolish Almanak
If limburger's influence is as strong as its odor, it ought to affect any one.Six Girls and Bob
Marion Ames Taggart
Relations had been strained ever since the limburger episode.Sube Cane
Edward Bellamy Partridge
I am sick of raw goose and blood pudding and Limburger cheese.Molly Brown of Kentucky
- a semihard white cheese of very strong smell and flavourAlso called: Limburg cheese
Word Origin and History for limburger
1870, short for Limburger cheese (1817), from Limburg, province in northeast Belgium, where the cheese is made.
Some frauds a few years ago started a Limburger cheese factory down in Keyport, New Jersey, but the imposition was soon exposed. A man could come within 300 yards of the spurious article without being knocked down, and as the smell never had any effect on the town clock the business was soon discontinued. [John E. Boyd, "The Berkeley Heroine and Others Stories"]
The place name is from Germanic *lindo "lime tree" + *burg "fortification."