Share this entry

Share this page

Stilton

Line breaks: Stil|ton
Pronunciation: /ˈstɪlt(ə)n
 
/

Definition of Stilton in English:

noun

[mass noun] trademark
A kind of strong rich cheese, often with blue veins, originally made at various places in Leicestershire.
Example sentences
  • Deciding to go for a niche market and make a blue cheese, they tried to replicate the sort of cheeses that were then being imported into Ireland, such as Stilton or Danish blue.
  • More than 30 British foods have already been granted special status, including Cornish clotted cream and Stilton cheese.
  • The unidentifiable objects mouldering in the fridge were successively replaced by jars of pickled onions, Cheddar cheese and Stilton.

Origin

so named because it was formerly sold to travellers at a coaching inn in Stilton (now in Cambridgeshire).

Words that rhyme with Stilton

Milton, Shilton, Wilton

Definition of Stilton in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day reciprocity
Pronunciation: ˌrɛsɪˈprɒsɪti
noun
exchanging things with others for mutual benefit…