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



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and eaten on Italian food Word Originearly 16th cent.: from French, from Italian parmigiano ‘of Parma’, where it was originally made.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Parmesan