prosciutto

[ proh-shoo-toh ]
/ proʊˈʃu toʊ /

noun

salted ham that has been cured by drying, always sliced paper-thin for serving.

Origin of prosciutto

1935–40; < Italian prosciutto, earlier presciutto < Vulgar Latin *perexsuctus all dried up, equivalent to Latin per- per- + exsuctus lacking juice
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prosciutto
/ (prəʊˈʃuːtəʊ, Italian proˈʃutto) /

noun

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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