Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hard, sharp, dry Italian cheese made from skim milk and usually served grated as a garnish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. From Parma
  • n. Someone from Parma (the Italian city or region)
  • n. Alternative form of parmesan (a kind of cheese).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Parma in Italy.
  • adj. Parmesan cheese.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or relating to Parma, a city in northern Italy, or its inhabitants, or the province or former duchy of Parma.
  • n. [lowercase] Parmesan cheese.
  • n. An Italian form of drinking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. hard dry sharp-flavored Italian cheese; often grated

Etymologies

French, from Old French permigean, of Parma, from Old Italian parmigiano; see parmigiana.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In this hearty vegetarian dish, a takeoff on traditional eggplant parmesan, meaty portabella mushrooms are dressed in a rich tomato sauce and covered with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

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  • The recipe does not go back further than my childhood and has gone through many changes; the lady we got the recipe from sprinkled the casserole in Parmesan cheese.

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  • Try making the monkey bread, dipping the dough balls into melted butter and garlic, then rolling them in Parmesan cheese.

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  • Then I tossed in Parmesan as well, added the tomato/veggie sauce and covered the whole thing with more parmesan and some other grated cheese I had left over.

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  • Grated Parmesan (another nice thing about Ajijic where excellent Reggiano Parmesan is available if a bit dear)

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  • A fourth part of the whey is now taken out of the kettle, and the curd is heated to 180°, stirring it rapidly all the time; and a few pinches of powdered saffron are thrown in, which not only colour it, but give that peculiar flavour always perceptible in Parmesan cheese.

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  • Jim’s food sculptures include a bust of Christopher Columbus in Parmesan cheese, Terry LaBonte's No. 5 Chevrolet carved from 3,500 pounds of yellow cheddar cheese, and much more.

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  • Not to be confused with Chicken Parmesan, which is fairly heavy and smothered with tomato sauce, Parmesan Chicken is, while breaded, very light and almost delicate.

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  • Although not as well known as Parmesan, it has a distinctive and interesting flavor that is well worth experiencing.

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  • One is to add ingredients rich in glutamate, such as Parmesan (even a rind tossed into the soup pot deepens flavor) or other types of aged cheese; soy sauce; tomato products such as juice, paste or ketchup; and fish-based sauces (like Worcestershire and Thai fish sauce).

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