[ pahr-muh-zahn, -zan, -zuh n; pahr-muh-zahn, -zan ]
/ ˈpɑr məˌzɑn, -ˌzæn, -zən; ˌpɑr məˈzɑn, -ˈzæn /
of or from Parma, in northern Italy.
(sometimes lowercase) Also called Parmesan cheese. a hard, dry variety of Italian cheese made from skim milk, usually grated and sprinkled over pasta dishes and soups.
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Origin of Parmesan
1510–20; < Middle French < Italian parmigiano pertaining to Parma
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British Dictionary definitions for parmesan cheese (1 of 2)
a hard dry cheese made from skimmed milk, used grated, esp on pasta dishes and soups
British Dictionary definitions for parmesan cheese (2 of 2)
/ (ˌpɑːmɪˈzæn, ˈpɑːmɪˌzæn) /
of or relating to Parma or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Parma
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