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Roquefort Line breaks: Roque|fort
Pronunciation: /ˈrɒkfɔː/

Definition of Roquefort in English:

noun

[mass noun] ( trademark in the US)
A soft blue cheese made from ewes' milk. It is ripened in limestone caves and has a strong flavour.
Example sentences
  • Cold Roquefort is like warm lager: an utter waste of time, and a sacrifice of calories.
  • Lumps of crumbly Roquefort give power to this light starter.
  • A sweet Sauternes, however, goes a treat with Wensleydale, Parmesan, Red Leicester, smoked cheese and Roquefort.

Origin

From the name of a village in southern France.

Words that rhyme with Roquefort

semaphore • ctenophore

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