Etymology 1Edit

From Italian parmigiana


parmigiana ‎(not comparable)

  1. Cooked or served with Parmesan cheese.

Etymology 2Edit

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Parmigiana di melanzane, the archetypal dish

From Italian; generalised from the southern Italian dish Parmigiana di melanzane, which is made with eggplant.


parmigiana ‎(usually uncountable, plural parmigianas)

  1. (cooking, in combination) A cooking style in which a main ingredient is combined with cheese and coated with tomato sauce before being baked.
    • 2007 June, Dining & Entertainment, Orange County Magazine, page 270,
      Specialties include veal parmigiana, chicken portobello, linguini pescatore, veal marsala, eggplant parmigiana and many others.
    • 2009, Diane Phillips, Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever with More Than 400 Easy-to-Make Recipes, page 486,
      Traditional chicken Parmigiana with breaded chicken cutlets gets a makeover in the slow cooker. The chicken is stuffed with three cheeses and then set to simmer in an oregano-spiked tomato sauce.



parmigiana f (feminine of parmigiano)

  1. of or relating to Parma or its inhabitants or culture
  2. parmigiana


parmigiana f ‎(plural parmigiane)

  1. food cooked with Parmesan cheese, or in the Parma style
  2. a dish of aubergine baked with tomato and cheese
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