sapsago

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

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

Nearby words

  1. saprophytic,
  2. saprotroph,
  3. saprozoic,
  4. saprozoonosis,
  5. saps,
  6. sapsucker,
  7. sapulpa,
  8. sapwood,
  9. saqqara,
  10. sar

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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British Dictionary definitions for sapsago

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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