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Par·me·san(pär′mə-zän′, -zən, -zhän′)
A hard, sharp, dry Italian cheese made from skim milk and usually served grated as a garnish.
[French, from Old French permigean, of Parma, from Old Italian parmigiano; see parmigiana.]
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(Placename) of or relating to Parma or its inhabitants
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Parma
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Par•me•san(ˈpɑr məˌzɑn, -ˌzæn, -zən; ˌpɑr məˈzɑn, -ˈzæn)
1. of or from Parma, in N Italy.n.
2. (sometimes l.c.) Also called Par′mesan cheese′. a hard, dry Italian cheese made from skim milk and usu. grated.
[1510–20; < Middle French < Upper Italian parmeźan (Tuscan parmigiano) pertaining to Parma; for suffix, see partisan1]
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Parmesan[ˌpɑːrmɪˈzæn] n (also Parmesan cheese) → Parmesan m
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n → Parmesan m
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Parmesan[ˌpɑːmɪˈzæn] n (also Parmesan cheese) → parmigiano
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