- salted ham that has been cured by drying, always sliced paper-thin for serving.
Origin of prosciutto
Examples from the Web for prosciutto
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
December 13, 2014
- cured ham from Italy: usually served as an hors d'oeuvre
Word Origin and History for prosciutto
Italian spiced ham, 1911, from Italian, alteration (probably by influence of prosciugato "dried") of presciutto, from pre-, intensive prefix + -sciutto, from Latin exsuctus "lacking juice, dried up," past participle of exsugere "suck out, draw out moisture," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + sugere "to suck" (see sup (v.2)).