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n. Pennsylvania

[Pennsylvania Dutch Schmierkees, from German Schmierkäse, a kind of spreadable cheese : schmieren, to smear (from Middle High German smirwen, from Old High German) + Käse, cheese (from Middle High German kaese, from Old High German kāsi, from Latin cāseus).]
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(Cookery) a type of cottage cheese, originally popular in Pennsylvania
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or smier•case


Chiefly North Midland U.S. any soft cheese suitable for spreading, esp. a sour cottage cheese.
[1820–30, Amer.; smear + German Käse cheese1]
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