from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a kind of cheese of a rich flavor, though from skimmed milk, made in Parma, Italy.
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One of the waiters had explained the dish: A Hot Brown was a turkey breast on big pieces of soft-looking bread, covered with parmesan cheese and a creamy sauce, flanked by tomato slices and finished with parsley and two pieces of bacon laid across the top.
I must mention a lady who in the midst of their inspiring conversation broke forth in a loud tone to Mrs. Botta: “I found a splendid receipt for macaroni; mix it, when boiled, with stewed tomatoes and sprinkle freely with parmesan cheese before baking.”