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gje·tost(yā′tōst′, yĕ′-, jā′-)
A golden-brown whey-based cheese traditionally made with goat's milk and having a buttery consistency and a sweet flavor.
[Obsolete Norwegian : gjet, obsolete variant of Norwegian geit, goat (from Old Norse geit; akin to Old English gāt, goat, and Latin haedus, kid) + Norwegian ost, cheese (from Old Norse ostr; akin to Latin iūs, broth, juice, and Greek zūmē, leaven).]
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(Cookery) a Norwegian goat's milk cheese
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