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Parmesan vs. Parmigiana

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Parmesannoun

A hard, full-fat Italian cheese from Parma.

Parmigianaadjective

(cooking) Cooked or served with Parmesan cheese and tomato sauce.

Parmesannoun

(by extension) A similar cheese produced elsewhere.

Parmigiananoun

Any dish in which a main ingredient is combined with cheese and coated with tomato sauce before being baked.

Parmesannoun

(slang) Money.

Parmigiana

Parmigiana (, Italian: [parmiˈdʒaːna], also called parmigiana di melanzane [parmiˈdʒaːna di melanˈdzaːne; -ˈtsaːne] or melanzane alla parmigiana, is an Italian dish made with fried, sliced eggplant layered with cheese and tomato sauce, then baked. The origin of the dish is claimed by both the Southern regions of Campania and Sicily.

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Parmesanadjective

Of or pertaining to Parma in Italy.

Parmesanadjective

Parmesan cheese.

Parmesannoun

hard dry sharp-flavored Italian cheese; often grated

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