muenster

[ muhn-ster, moo n- ]
/ ˈmʌn stər, ˈmʊn- /
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noun (often initial capital letter)

a white, semisoft, mild cheese made from whole milk.

Nearby words

  1. mudsucker,
  2. mudéjar,
  3. muehrcke's lines,
  4. mueller,
  5. mueller electronic tonometer,
  6. muesli,
  7. muesli bar,
  8. muezzin,
  9. muf,
  10. muff

Origin of muenster

First recorded in 1900–05; after Müenster in France (Haut-Rhin)

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British Dictionary definitions for muenster

muenster

/ (ˈmʊnstə) /

noun

a whitish-yellow semihard whole milk cheese, often flavoured with caraway or aniseed

Word Origin for muenster

after Muenster, Haut-Rhin, France

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Word Origin and History for muenster

muenster

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper