Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Made or covered with Parmesan cheese.

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  • noun cooking, in combination A cooking style in which a main ingredient is combined with cheese and coated with tomato sauce before being baked.
  • adjective Cooked or served with Parmesan cheese.

Etymologies

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

[Italian, feminine of parmigiano, of Parma, after Parma, Italy.]

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From Italian parmigiana

Examples

  • The ability to simultaneously read Vernon Geberth and eat eggplant parmigiana is possibly a sign that I should have pursued that career in forensic anth after all, isn't it?

    how did i know that this would be my fate?

  • Bartolomeo has all the Italian-American specialties we all love — sausage and peppers, meatballs, chicken parmigiana — all set and ready to go.

    NJ Dining: Bartolomeo (Englewood)

  • I'm up for any of these dishes -- or for her voluptuous eggplant parmigiana -- next time Lidia plans to spend an afternoon at the stove.

    Rozanne Gold: Lidia's Italy in America

  • I'm up for any of these dishes -- or for her voluptuous eggplant parmigiana -- next time Lidia plans to spend an afternoon at the stove.

    Rozanne Gold: Lidia's Italy in America

  • I'm up for any of these dishes -- or for her voluptuous eggplant parmigiana -- next time Lidia plans to spend an afternoon at the stove.

    Rozanne Gold: Lidia's Italy in America

  • In France, they're a vital component of ratatouille, along with peppers and tomatoes; they play a starring role in Sicilian caponata, that combination of aubergine, celery, tomatoes and capers; and they are at their velvety best in southern Italian melanzane parmigiana, the meltingly delicious dish of layered aubergine, tomato and cheese; and, of course, Greeks love moussaka (see today's recipe).

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's aubergine recipes

  • Lori Eanes for The Wall Street Journal A16 also serves eggplant parmigiana, above, and other Italian dishes that draw food-industry types to the restaurant.

    A16

  • The buffet includes traditional favorites like Caesar salad, cheese pizza, eggplant parmigiana and other Italian staples.

    Scott Bridges: Sunday Brunch at Malibu Country Mart

  • The only exception I make is when I'm going to fry them or want to roast them to a creamy softness, as in moussaka or parmigiana, because salting does seem to deter them from soaking up such a gargantuan amount of oil.

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's aubergine recipes

  • The buffet includes traditional favorites like Caesar salad, cheese pizza, eggplant parmigiana and other Italian staples.

    Scott Bridges: Sunday Brunch at Malibu Country Mart

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