prosciutto

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noun pro·sciut·to \prō-ˈshü-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of prosciutto

plural

prosciutti

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prosciuttos

  1. :  dry-cured spiced Italian ham usually sliced thin

Origin and Etymology of prosciutto

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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