sapsago

[ sap-sey-goh, sap-suh-goh ]
/ sæpˈseɪ goʊ, ˈsæp səˌgoʊ /

noun

a strong, hard, usually green cheese of Swiss origin, made with sour skim milk and sweet clover.

Origin of sapsago

1840–50, Americanism; alteration of German Schabziger, Schabzieger, equivalent to schab(en) to grate + Zi(e)ger a kind of cheese
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sapsago

/ (ˈsæpsəˌɡəʊ) /

noun

a hard greenish Swiss cheese made with sour skimmed milk and coloured and flavoured with clover

Word Origin for sapsago

C19: changed from German Schabziger, from schaben to grate + dialect Ziger a kind of cheese
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