Black Forest ham


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 Steingarten, It Must've Been Something I Ate, 2002

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First Known Use of Black Forest ham

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Black Forest ham.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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