[ wenz-lee-deyl ]
/ ˈwɛnz liˌdeɪl /
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a rich, medium-hard, white cheese with blue veins, somewhat strong in flavor.
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Also called Wensleydale cheese .
Origin of Wensleydale
First recorded in 1880–85; after Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England, where it is made
Words nearby Wensleydale
Wendy, Wendy house, wenge, wenny, Wenonah, Wensleydale, went, wentletrap, Wentworth, Wentworth scale, wen-yen
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How to use Wensleydale in a sentence
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.Yorkshire Painted And Described|Gordon Home
I am in Wensleydale, climbing from the rocky river that leaps amid broad pastures up to the rolling moor.The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft|George Gissing
Lady Wensleydale, in her high cap and large chair, with her sweet face and expression, sat by like an old picture.The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6|Augustus J. C. Hare
British Dictionary definitions for Wensleydale
/ (ˈwɛnzlɪˌdeɪl) /
a type of white cheese with a flaky texture
a breed of sheep with long woolly fleece
Word Origin for wensleydale
named after Wensleydale, North Yorkshire
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