noun Etymology: modification of German Schabziger Date: circa 1846 a very hard green skim-milk cheese flavored with the powdered leaves of an aromatic European legume (Trigonella caerulea)

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  • Sapsago — Sap sa*go, n. [G. schabzieger; schaben to shave, to scrape + zieger a sort of whey.] A kind of Swiss cheese, of a greenish color, flavored with melilot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sapsago — ☆ sapsago [sap′sə gō΄ ] n. [altered < Ger schabzieger < schaben, to scrape (akin to SHAVE) + zieger, curds < Late OHG ziger < Rhaeto Romanic tšigrun < Gaul * dwi , twice (< IE base * dwōu , TWO) + * ger , to heat (< IE *… …   English World dictionary

  • sapsago — noun a hard green Swiss cheese made with skim milk curd and flavored with clover • Hypernyms: ↑Swiss cheese * * * sapˈsāˌgō, ˈsapsəˌgō noun ( s) Etymology: modification of German schabziger, from schaben to scrape (from Old High German skaban) +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sapsago — Schabziger Schabziger Pays d’origine Suisse Région, ville Glaris Lait de vache Pâte fraîche Appellation, depuis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sapsago — /sap say goh, sap seuh goh /, n. a strong, hard, usually green cheese of Swiss origin, made with sour skim milk and sweet clover. [1840 50, Amer.; alter. of G Schabziger, Schabzieger, equiv. to schab(en) to grate + Zi(e)ger a kind of cheese] * *… …   Universalium

  • Sapsago — noun A type of dry, hard, cheese made from skimmed cows milk and herbs, originating from Switzerland …   Wiktionary

  • sapsago — sap·sa·go …   English syllables

  • sapsago — sap•sa•go [[t]sæpˈseɪ goʊ, ˈsæp səˌgoʊ[/t]] n. a strong, hard, usu. green cheese of Swiss origin, made with sour skim milk and sweet clover • Etymology: 1840–50, amer.; alter. of G Schabziger, Schabzieger=schab(en) to grate +Zi(e)ger a kind of… …   From formal English to slang

  • sapsago — /ˈsæpsəgoʊ/ (say sapsuhgoh) noun a hard greenish cheese flavoured with melilot, made in Switzerland. {German Schabziger, from schaben to grate + dialect Ziger a kind of cheese} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sapsago —   n. hard green Swiss cheese …   Dictionary of difficult words

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