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muenster

[muhn-ster, moo n-]
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noun (often initial capital letter)
  1. a white, semisoft, mild cheese made from whole milk.
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Origin of muenster

First recorded in 1900–05; after Müenster in France (Haut-Rhin)
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  • He was a pupil and assistant of Selenka, who was then at Erlangen (died in Muenster 1902).

  • Only the universities of Strassburg, Rostock and Muenster had no female students.

  • He found, upon inquiry, that the British division was at present at Muenster.


British Dictionary definitions for muenster

muenster

noun
  1. a whitish-yellow semihard whole milk cheese, often flavoured with caraway or aniseed
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Word Origin

after Muenster, Haut-Rhin, France
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Word Origin and History for muenster

n.

type of cheese, 1902, from Münster, mountain valley in Alsace, where it is made; the place name is German, literally "minster."

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