Virginia ham

noun

: a dry-cured, smoked, and aged ham especially from a peanut-fed hog

Examples of Virginia ham in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hammie is Virginia ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, and onion with horseradish aioli. Pamela McLoughlin, Hartford Courant, 8 Jan. 2024 The entree is a carnivore’s dream: A beef medallion gets pounded thin and layered with Virginia ham and cheese, an indulgence balanced with a hillock of sprightly greens. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 Kroger quickly snapped up Boar’s Head, a brand that had been exclusive in D-FW to Tom Thumb, and shoppers switched stores to keep buying their favorite smoked turkey and Virginia ham. Looking for more retail coverage? Dallas News, 14 Oct. 2022 Items such as plastic containers, bags and — most devastating of all — salty Virginia ham have become hard to get from suppliers. Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Virginia ham was in 1795

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“Virginia ham.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Virginia%20ham. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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