- salted ham that has been cured by drying, always sliced paper-thin for serving.
Origin of prosciutto
Examples from the Web for prosciutto
Contemporary Examples of 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 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)).