Black Forest ham

noun

Definition of Black Forest ham

:a variety of boneless ham produced in the Black Forest region of Germany that is marinated in a mixture of spices and smoked over pine or fir to produce a blackened skin and a rich red color on the inside; also :a similar ham made elsewhere
  • A rosette of Black Forest ham was all that remained of my business-class luncheon appetizer as we hurtled from the coast of China toward the islands of Japan.
  • —Jeffrey SteingartenIt Must've Been Something I Ate2002

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First Known Use of black forest ham

1961


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