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Parmesan

Line breaks: Par|me¦san
Pronunciation: /pɑːmɪˈzan
 
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Definition of Parmesan in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A hard, dry cheese used chiefly in grated form, especially on Italian dishes.
Example sentences
  • Limit cheese intake to Parmesan or feta cheese (used on main dishes or salads).
  • Use just a touch of extra-flavorful cheeses like Parmesan, Romano and feta.
  • Mix the red wine vinegar, olive oil and grated Parmesan to produce a thick dressing.

Origin

early 16th century: from French, from Italian parmigiano 'of Parma', where it was originally made.

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