Definition of Parmesan in English:


Line breaks: Par|me¦san
Pronunciation: /pɑːmɪˈzan


[mass noun]
  • A hard, dry cheese used chiefly in grated form, especially on Italian dishes.
    More 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.


early 16th century: from French, from Italian parmigiano 'of Parma', where it was originally made.

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