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Romano

[roh-mah-noh]
noun (sometimes lowercase)
a hard, light-colored, sharp, Italian cheese, usually made of ewe's milk.
Also called Romano cheese.


Origin:
1905–10; < Italian: Roman

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Romano1 (rəʊˈmɑːnəʊ)
 
n
a hard light-coloured sharp-tasting cheese, similar to Parmesan

Romano2 (Italian roˈmaːno)
 
n
See Giulio Romano

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Romano
strong-tasting hard cheese, 1908, from It., lit. "Roman."
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