[ stil-tn ]
/ ˈstɪl tn /


a rich, waxy, white cheese, veined with mold: made principally in England.

Origin of Stilton

First recorded in 1730–40; after Stilton, England, where it was first sold
Also called Stilton cheese. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for stilton

/ (ˈstɪltən) /


trademark either of two rich cheeses made from whole milk, blue-veined (blue Stilton) or white (white Stilton), both very strong in flavour

Word Origin for Stilton

C18: named after Stilton, Cambridgeshire, where it was originally sold
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