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also Col·by cheese  (kōl′bē)
A semihard, yellow, cow's milk cheese that has a mild flavor and moist texture.

[After Colby, the village in north-central Wisconsin where it was developed in 1874.]


(Cookery) (sometimes not capital) NZ a type of mild-tasting hard cheese


(ˈkoʊl bi)

a mild cheese similar to cheddar but softer and more open in texture.
[1940–45; appar. after a proper name]
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