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Meaning of Parmesan

Par•me•san

Pronunciation: (pär'mu-zän", -zan", -zun pär"mu-zän', -zan'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or from Parma, in northern Italy.
—n.
  1. (sometimes l.c.) Also calleda hard, dry variety of Italian cheese made from skim milk, usually grated and sprinkled over pasta dishes and soups.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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