Definition of Parmesan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Parmesan

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːmɪzæn//
 
, BrE//ˌpɑːmɪˈzæn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrməzɑːn//
 
, NAmE//ˈpɑːrməzæn//
 
(also Parmesan cheese)[uncountable]
 
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a type of very hard Italian cheese that is usually grated and eaten on Italian food Word Origin early 16th cent.: from French, from Italian parmigiano ‘of Parma’, where it was originally made.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Parmesan