Pronunciation: (pär'mu-zän", -zan", -zun; pär"mu-zän', -zan'), [key]
of or from Parma, in northern Italy.
(sometimes l.c.) Also called Par'mesan cheese'. a hard, dry variety of Italian cheese made from skim milk, usually grated and sprinkled over pasta dishes and soups.
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