[ wenz-lee-deyl ]
/ ˈwɛnz liˌdeɪl /


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
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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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