of or from Parma, Italy
Origin of ParmesanFrench parmesan from Italian parmigiano, after Parma, city in Italy
A hard, sharp, dry Italian cheese made from skim milk and usually served grated as a garnish.
Origin of ParmesanFrench from Old Frenchpermigean , of Parma from Old Italianparmigiano; see parmigiana .
(usually uncountable, plural parmesans)
- From Parma
- Someone from Parma (the Italian city or region)
- Alternative form of parmesan (a kind of cheese).