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turophile (noun) – A lover of cheese.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Turophile a rare word not only in meaning but also in its spelling. The combining form -phile is very common in English, but the combining form turo- is unique: it comes from the Greek noun t?r?s, which is nearly always Romanised as tyro-, as in the technical term tyrosine (an amino acid). T?r?s comes from a complicated Proto-Indo-European root t?u, tewe, teu, t? ?to swell, coagulate, be or become thick?: for the Greeks cheese was ?thickened milk.? The Latin word b?t?rum ?butter? is a borrowing from Greek bo?tyron ?butter,? literally ?cow cheese.? B?t?rum ?butter? was adopted by the West Germanic languages, e.g., Old English butere, English butter, Dutch boter, Old High German butera, and German Butter. Turophile entered English in the 20th century.

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