I want to write a definition for "cheese dome" for a flashcard. There are no definitions for this term in a dictionary, at least in the ones that are available online.

Does A dome-like cover, often made of glass, for storing cheese. sound adequate?

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As it turns out, "cheese dome" is exactly right:

Consider using a Cheese Dome: Cheese domes are a great way to store cheese. They’re washable, reusable, and durable. Cheese stored under a dome creates its own climate, ensuring proper humidity every time. White mold or soft ripened cheeses and washed rind cheeses are ideal when stored unwrapped under a cheese dome. Source

Not being familiar with the term, I would have assumed a "cheese dome" is a dome, made out of cheese. Which sounds delicious, and is a possible meaning, but not the common meaning. You learn something new every day, I guess.

Otherwise your definition sounds good. I would just add "under" at the end:

A dome-like cover, often made of glass, for storing cheese under.

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