noun Par·me·san \ˈpär-mə-ˌzän, -ˌzhän, -zən, -ˌzan\

: a hard Italian cheese

Full Definition of PARMESAN

:  a very hard dry sharply flavored cheese that is sold grated or in wedges

Origin of PARMESAN

Parmesan of Parma, from Middle French parmesan, from north Italian dialect parmeźan
First Known Use: 1538

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel


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