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 French permigean, of Parma, from Old Italian parmigiano; see parmigiana.
(usually uncountable, plural parmesans)
- From Parma
- Someone from Parma (the Italian city or region)
- Alternative form of parmesan (a kind of cheese).