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A mold-ripened, cow's milk cheese with a whitish rind and a soft, light yellow center.
[After Brie, a region of northern France.]
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(Cookery) a variant spelling of bree1
1. (Cookery) a soft creamy white cheese, similar to Camembert but milder
2. (Placename) a mainly agricultural area in N France, between the Rivers Marne and Seine: noted esp for its cheese
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1. a region in NE France, between the Seine and the Marne.
2. a soft, ripened, disk-shaped cheese with a creamy center and a whitish crust, originating in this region.
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