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Noun: cheese  cheez
  1. A solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
     
  2. Erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in the United States
    - tall mallow, high mallow, cheeseflower, Malva sylvestris
     
  3. (informal) something melodramatic, overly emotional, sentimental, or clich├ęd
Verb: cheese  cheez
  1. Used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
    "Cheese it!"
     
  2. Wind onto a cheese
    "cheese the yarn"

Derived forms: cheesing, cheeses, cheesed

Type of: cease, dairy product, discontinue, food, give up, grub, kai [NZ], khana [Asia], lay off, mallow, quit, solid food, spool, stop, surcease [archaic]

Part of: genus Malva, Malva

Encyclopedia: Cheese