pastrami

[ puh-strah-mee ]

noun
  1. a brisket of beef that has been cured in a mixture of garlic, peppercorns, sugar, coriander seeds, etc., then smoked before cooking.

Origin of pastrami

1
1935–40; <Yiddish pastrame<Romanian pastramă pressed, cured meat; a Balkanism of uncertain origin (compare Modern Greek pastramâs,Serbo-Croatian pȁstrma), perhaps ultimately <Turkish pastιrma, taken as variant of bastιrma, equivalent to bastιr-, causative stem of bas- press, squeeze + -ma verbal noun suffix

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pastrami

/ (pəˈstrɑːmɪ) /


noun
  1. highly seasoned smoked beef, esp prepared from a shoulder cut

Origin of pastrami

1
from Yiddish, from Romanian pastramǎ, from pǎstra to preserve

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