[ proh-shoo-toh ]
/ proʊˈʃu toʊ /
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salted ham that has been cured by drying, always sliced paper-thin for serving.
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Origin of prosciutto
1935–40; <Italian prosciutto, earlier presciutto<Vulgar Latin *perexsuctus all dried up, equivalent to Latin per-per- + exsuctus lacking juice
Words nearby prosciutto
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Example sentences from the Web for prosciutto
Mix with some sparking wine and a splash of soda for a pre-dinner beverage that goes great with prosciutto and fancy Parmesan.From the Cut: 33 Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life|The Cut Staff|February 8, 2021|Eater
Hitchcock nodded and replied, “Call it Prosciutto and change the locale to Italy.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for prosciutto
/ (prəʊˈʃuːtəʊ, Italian proˈʃutto) /
cured ham from Italy: usually served as an hors d'oeuvre
Word Origin for prosciutto
Italian, literally: dried beforehand, from pro- pre- + asciutto dried
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