halloumi

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Greek χαλλούμι (challoúmi). The word may ultimately derive from Arabic, or from Coptic ⲓⲁⲗⲟⲙ (ialom), from Egyptian.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Grilled halloumi

halloumi (plural halloumis)

  1. A traditional cheese from Cyprus, made from goat's and/or sheep's milk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford Companion to Food