saltimbocca

[sahl-tim-boh-kuh; Italian sahl-teem-bawk-kah]

noun Italian Cookery.

veal and ham wrapped together and sautéed in butter, often seasoned with sage.

Origin of saltimbocca

1935–40; < Italian, contraction of salta in bocca (it) jumps into (one's) mouth
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