[ pan-chet-uh ]
/ pænˈtʃɛt ə /
Italian pork belly cured with salt, pepper, and other spices and air-dried up to four months, tightly rolled in a cylinder.
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Origin of pancetta
First recorded in1950–55; from Italian: literally, “little belly,” diminutive of pancia “belly, paunch,” from Latin pantic- (stem of pantex ) “belly, paunch, guts” + -etta diminutive suffix (cf. -ette)
Words nearby pancetta
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Example sentences from the Web for pancetta
Clams, which taste incredibly good simply steamed, are made even better with the addition of pancetta, or Italian bacon.
British Dictionary definitions for pancetta
/ (pænˈtʃɛtə, Italian panˈtʃetta) /
a lightly spiced cured bacon from Italy
Word Origin for pancetta
Italian, literally: little belly
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