halloumi

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Etymology[edit]

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

Grilled halloumi

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Noun[edit]

halloumi ‎(usually uncountable, plural halloumis)

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford Companion to Food