Milanese

Milanese

[mil-uh-neez, -nees for 1–4; mil-uh-ney-zee or, Italian, mee-lah-ne-ze for 5]
noun, plural Milanese.
1.
a native or inhabitant of Milan, Italy.
2.
the Italian dialect spoken in Milan.
3.
(lowercase) Textiles.
a.
a run-resistant, warp-knitted fabric of silk, rayon, or nylon used in the manufacture of women's apparel.
b.
a warp-knit structure in which two sets of threads are knitted in an interlocking series forming a crossed diagonal or diamond pattern.
c.
the machine that produces this knit structure.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Milan, Italy, its inhabitants, or their dialect of Italian.
5.
Italian Cookery.
a.
(especially of meats) coated with flour or bread crumbs and browned in hot oil or butter.
b.
(especially of pasta) having a sauce of tomatoes, mushrooms, grated cheese, shredded meat, and truffles: spaghetti Milanese.

Origin:
1475–85; < Italian; see Milan, -ese

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Milanese (ˌmɪləˈniːz)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Milan, its people, culture, etc
2.  of a fine lightweight knitted fabric of silk, rayon, etc
 
n , -ese
3.  the Italian dialect spoken in Milan
4.  a native or inhabitant of Milan

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