Parmesan

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

Definition of Parmesan

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

Origin and Etymology of parmesan

Parmesan of Parma, from Middle French parmesan, from north Italian dialect parmeźan


First Known Use: 1538


PARMESAN Defined for English Language Learners

Parmesan

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

Definition of Parmesan for English Language Learners

  • : a hard Italian cheese


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