Definitions for edamˈi dəm, ˈi dæm
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E•damˈi dəm, ˈi dæm(n.)
a mild, hard, yellow cheese, produced in a round shape and coated with red wax.
Origin of Edam:
1830–40; after Edam, town in the Netherlands, where it originated
mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls encased in a red covering
A town in Holland
A type of cheese, see Edam cheese
Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Combined with Volendam, Edam forms the municipality of Edam-Volendam. Approximately 7,380 people live in Edam. The entire municipality of Edam-Volendam has 28,492 inhabitants. The name Edam originates from a dam on the little river E or IJe where the first settlement was located and which was therefore called IJedam. Edam is famous as the original source of the cheese with the same name.
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