noun pro·sciut·to \prō-ˈshü-(ˌ)tō\

: a type of spicy Italian ham

plural pro·sciut·ti\-(ˌ)tē\ or pro·sciut·tos

Full Definition of PROSCIUTTO

:  dry-cured spiced Italian ham usually sliced thin


Italian, alteration of presciutto, from pre- (from Latin prae- pre-) + asciutto dried out, from Latin exsuctus, from past participle of exsugere to suck out, from ex- + sugere to suck — more at suck
First Known Use: circa 1929


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