Parmesan

noun
Par·​me·​san | \ ˈpär-mə-ˌzän How to pronounce Parmesan (audio) , -ˌzhän, -zən, -ˌzan How to pronounce Parmesan (audio) \

Definition of Parmesan

: a very hard dry sharply flavored cheese that is sold grated or in wedges sprinkled grated Parmesan over the spaghetti

First Known Use of Parmesan

1538, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Parmesan

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

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The first known use of Parmesan was in 1538

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“Parmesan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Parmesan. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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Parmesan

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English Language Learners Definition of Parmesan

: a hard Italian cheese

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