Wensleydale [wenz-lee-deyl] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a rich, medium-hard, white cheese with blue veins, somewhat strong in flavor.
Origin of Wensleydale First recorded in 1880–85; after Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England, where it is madeAlso called Wensleydale cheese. Examples from the Web for wensleydale Historical Examples of wensleydale
Wharfedale, Wensleydale, Swaledale, Teesdale—they are all words with a charm in them.
Mrs. Rodolph Stawell
Wensleydale tells me the true impetus to bolt was the merest trifle.
Herbert George Wells
It is a memorial of the sports and pastimes for which Wensleydale was famous.
At Richmond we leave the lowlands and strike directly across the rough moorland road to Leyburn in Wensleydale.
Thomas Dowler Murphy
Was it not “about Wensleydale” that George Fox saw “a great people in white raiment by a river-side?”
British Dictionary definitions for wensleydale wensleydale noun
- a type of white cheese with a flaky texture
- a breed of sheep with long woolly fleece
Word Origin for wensleydale named after Wensleydale, North Yorkshire