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cheese1  audio  (chz) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. A solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk, often seasoned and aged.
    2. A molded mass of this substance.
  1. Something resembling this substance in shape or consistency.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English chese, from Old English cse, from Germanic *kasjus, from Latin cseus


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