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A hard, sharp, dry cheese of Italian origin, usually served grated as a garnish.
[Italian, short for (pecorino) romano, Roman (sheep's milk cheese), from Latin Rōmānus; see Roman.]
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(Cookery) a hard light-coloured sharp-tasting cheese, similar to Parmesan
(Biography) See Giulio Romano
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(often l.c.) a sharp Italian cheese made of ewe's milk; usu. served grated.
[1905–10; < Italian: Roman]
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