Definition of Cheddar

1. Noun. A village in southwestern England where cheddar cheese was first made.

Generic synonyms: Hamlet, Village
Group relationships: England



2. Noun. Hard smooth-textured cheese; originally made in Cheddar in southwestern England.
Exact synonyms: American Cheese, Armerican Cheddar, Cheddar Cheese
Generic synonyms: Cheese
Specialized synonyms: Rat Cheese, Store Cheese

Definition of Cheddar

1. a. Of or pertaining to, or made at, Cheddar, in England; as, Cheddar cheese.

Definition of Cheddar

1. Proper noun. a village in Somerset, England famous for its cheese, and also for its gorge, caves and remains of early man found in them ¹

2. Proper noun. Cheddar cheese ¹

3. Noun. A cheese styled after the Cheddar cheese made in Cheddar. ¹

4. Noun. (slang) Money; cash. ¹

5. Verb. (context: cheese making) To cut and press cheese so as to remove the whey and leave drier curds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cheddar

1. a type of cheese [n -S] : CHEDDARY [adj]

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Literary usage of Cheddar

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1. The English Illustrated Magazine (1903)
"THE CAVES AND CLIFFS OF cheddar By ERNEST A. BAKER, MA Illustrated from Photographs by Hurry Bamforth. ONE of the most beautiful parts of England that are ..."

2. The Book of Cheese by Charles Thom, Walter Warner Fisk (1918)
"CHAPTER XII cheddar CHEESE-MAKING cheddar is the best known cheese throughout the United States and the one most commonly made in factories. ..."

3. The Intellectual Observer (1868)
"The trumpet-shaped mouth of the cheddar ravine might be classed among these ... The cheddar ravine, though long celebrated, deserves something more in the ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"It may be stated at the outset that this description of the process of cheddar cheese-making does not cover the manufacture ..."

5. Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (1904)
"rT~^HE thousands of visitors who, through the summer months, -*• throng the cheddar Cliffs, as they approach them from the south, pass the entrance to the ..."

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