There are 2 main definitions of Edam in English:

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Edam 1

Pronunciation: /ˈiːdam/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

A town in the Netherlands, to the north-east of Amsterdam; population 28,448 (2008) (with Volendam).
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There are 2 main definitions of Edam in English:

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Edam 2

Pronunciation: /ˈēdəm/

noun

A round Dutch cheese, typically pale yellow with a red wax coating.
Example sentences
  • The sector includes cooked pressed cheeses, used mainly for cooking purposes, and uncooked pressed cheeses such as Edam and Cantal.
  • Like Edam, it is pale yellow inside, has a smooth and elastic texture, and a mild, salty flavour which is sometimes varied by the addition of cumin.
  • Top with grated Edam cheese (vegetable rennet if you can; I've bought the cheap stuff and broken my principles).

Origin

Early 19th century: named after the town of Edam in the Netherlands.

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