Definition of Stilton in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstɪlt(ə)n/


[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A kind of strong rich cheese, often with blue veins, originally made at various places in Leicestershire.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.


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

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Line breaks: Stil|ton

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