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Milanese

[mil-uh-neez, -nees for 1–4; mil-uh-ney-zee or, Italian, mee-lah-ne-ze for 5] /ˌmɪl əˈniz, -ˈnis for 1–4; ˌmɪl əˈneɪ zi or, Italian, ˌmi lɑˈnɛ zɛ for 5/
noun, plural Milanese.
1.
a native or inhabitant of Milan, Italy.
2.
the Italian dialect spoken in Milan.
3.
(lowercase) Textiles.
  1. a run-resistant, warp-knitted fabric of silk, rayon, or nylon used in the manufacture of women's apparel.
  2. a warp-knit structure in which two sets of threads are knitted in an interlocking series forming a crossed diagonal or diamond pattern.
  3. 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.
  1. (especially of meats) coated with flour or bread crumbs and browned in hot oil or butter.
  2. (especially of pasta) having a sauce of tomatoes, mushrooms, grated cheese, shredded meat, and truffles:
    spaghetti Milanese.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; < Italian; see Milan, -ese
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British Dictionary definitions for Milanese

Milanese

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