[ee-duh m, ee-dam; Dutch ey-dahm] /ˈi dəm, ˈi dæm; Dutch eɪˈdɑm/
a mild, hard, yellow cheese, produced in a round shape and coated with red wax.
/ˈiːdæm; Dutch ˈeːdam/
a town in the NW Netherlands, in North Holland province, on the IJsselmeer: cheese, light manufacturing. Pop: 28 000 (2003 est; includes Volendam)
a hard round mild-tasting Dutch cheese, yellow in colour with a red outside covering
1836, cheese named for Edam, village in Holland where it was originally made. The place name is literally “the dam on the River Ye,” which flows into the Ijsselmeer there, and the river name is literally “river” (cf. ea).
[ed-uh-mah-mey] /ˌɛd əˈmɑ meɪ/ plural noun 1. unripe, green soybeans that are steamed or boiled in their pods. noun Japanese term for fresh soybeans; also written eda mame Word Origin Japanese
- Eda mame
noun See edamame
[ih-daf-ik] /ɪˈdæf ɪk/ adjective 1. related to or caused by particular soil conditions, as of texture or drainage, rather than by physiographic or climatic factors. /ɪˈdæfɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the physical and chemical conditions of the soil, esp in relation to the plant and animal life it supports Compare biotic (sense 2) […]
noun, Ecology. 1. a localized climax community that may differ from the surrounding climax vegetation by reason of slightly differing soil type, exposure to sun and wind, drainage, etc.