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Wensleydale

[ wenz-lee-deyl ]

noun

  1. a rich, medium-hard, white cheese with blue veins, somewhat strong in flavor.


wensleydale

/ ˈwɛnzlɪˌdeɪl /

noun

  1. a type of white cheese with a flaky texture
  2. a breed of sheep with long woolly fleece


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Wensleydale1

First recorded in 1880–85; after Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England, where it is made
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Wensleydale1

named after Wensleydale, North Yorkshire
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Example Sentences

In Wensleydale the progress of the Ure is broken by several fine waterfalls, notably the cataracts at Aysgarth.

Exceedingly pretty, if scant, monastic ruins are passed by the Ure at Jervaulx, just before Wensleydale comes to an end.

It is possible to pass through Wensleydale—or, indeed, most of the dales—without seeing any heather at all.

I am in Wensleydale, climbing from the rocky river that leaps amid broad pastures up to the rolling moor.

Lady Wensleydale, in her high cap and large chair, with her sweet face and expression, sat by like an old picture.

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