Definition of Stilton™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈstɪltən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪltən//
[uncountable, countable]
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a type of English cheese with blue lines of mould running through it and a strong flavour Word Originso named because it was formerly sold to travellers at a coaching inn in Stilton (now in Cambridgeshire). Culture Stilton is often eaten at the end of a meal, and traditionally it is eaten with port (= strong sweet wine from Portugal) after large meals on special occasions such as Christmas. It was originally made in various places in the county of Leicestershire (though not the village of Stilton, now in Cambridgeshire, where it was first sold).
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