Definitions for cheddarˈtʃɛd ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ched•darˈtʃɛd ər(n.)

  1. a hard smooth-textured cheese that varies in color from white to yellow or orange and in flavor from mild to sharp as it ages.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of cheddar:

1655–65; after Cheddar, village in Somersetshire, England

ched′dar•y(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cheddar(noun)

    a village in southwestern England where cheddar cheese was first made

  2. cheddar, cheddar cheese, Armerican cheddar, American cheese(noun)

    hard smooth-textured cheese; originally made in Cheddar in southwestern England

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cheddar(noun)ˈtʃɛd ər

    a hard yellow cheese

Wiktionary

  1. Cheddar(ProperNoun)

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

  2. Cheddar(ProperNoun)

    Cheddar cheese

  3. cheddar(Noun)

    A cheese styled after the Cheddar cheese made in Cheddar.

  4. cheddar(Noun)

    Money; cash.

  5. cheddar(Verb)

    To cut and press cheese so as to remove the whey and leave drier curds.

  6. Origin: From Cheddar cheese

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cheddar(adj)

    of or pertaining to, or made at, Cheddar, in England; as, Cheddar cheese

Freebase

  1. Cheddar

    Cheddar is a large village and civil parish in the Sedgemoor district of the English county of Somerset. It is situated on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills, 9 miles north-west of Wells. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Nyland and Bradley Cross. The village, which has its own parish council, has a population of 5,093 and the parish has an acreage of 8,592 acres as of 1961. Cheddar Gorge, on the northern edge of the village, is the largest gorge in the United Kingdom and includes several show caves including Gough's Cave. The gorge has been a centre of human settlement since Neolithic times, including a Saxon palace. It has a temperate climate and provides a unique geological and biological environment that has been recognised by the designation of several Sites of Special Scientific Interest. It is also the site of several limestone quarries. The village gave its name to Cheddar cheese and has been a centre for strawberry growing, with the crop being transported on the Cheddar Valley line, which closed in the late 1960s but is now a cycle path. It is now a major tourist destination with several cultural and community facilities, including the Cheddar Show Caves Museum.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cheddar

    a village in Somersetshire, on the Mendip Hills, famous for its cheese.

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