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noun

a firm, pale-yellow cheese made originally in Switzerland, typically made from cow's milk and having many holes.

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Also called Swiss.

Origin of Swiss cheese

First recorded in 1815–25
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Swiss cheese

noun

a hard white or pale yellow cheese with holes, such as Gruyère or Emmenthal
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