The definition of cheese is a solid food made by pressing curdled milk together and letting it ripen.(noun)
An example of cheese is Monterey Jack.
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Origin: ME chese < OE cyse < Gmc *kasjus < IE base *kwat-, to ferment, become sour > L caseus, cheese, OE hwatherian, to foam
Origin: Hindi chīz, a thing < Pers čiz, something
See cheese in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English chese
Origin: , from Old English cȳse
Origin: , from Germanic *kasjus
Origin: , from Latin cāseus.
transitive verb cheesed cheesed, chees·ing, chees·es
Origin: Origin unknown.
Origin: Perhaps from Urdu chīz, thing
Origin: , from Persian
Origin: , from Old Persian *ciš-ciy, something; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.
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the formation of cheese from casein during the coagulation of milk.
a knowledge of cheeses.
the collecting of cheese labels.
Obsolete, a form of divination involving observation of cheese, especially as it coagulates.
the collecting of Camembert cheese labels.
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