pro·​sciut·​to | \ prō-ˈshü-(ˌ)tō \
plural prosciutti\ prō-​ˈshü-​(ˌ)tē \ or prosciuttos

Definition of prosciutto

: dry-cured salted Italian ham usually sliced thin

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In the evening, a tower of warm zeppole with prosciutto and caviar arrives for a group date at Michael Mina’s Cal Mare restaurant. Andrea Bennett, Condé Nast Traveler, "Will New Casinos Bring a "MassVegas" to New England?," 17 Dec. 2018 But sweet English peas were swallowed up by a too-sharp risotto; seasoned with prosciutto, the rice took on more of the ham’s saltiness than its sweetness. New York Times, "Legacy Records Looks for History in a Brand New Neighborhood," 19 June 2018 That oven churns out beautiful Neapolitan pizzas, classics like Margherita and marinara and bowling-appropriate pepperoni but also more ornate options with prosciutto and arugula, and a full complement of seven white pizzas. Ben Mesirow, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Ultimate Pizza Crawl Through Northeast L.A.," 23 May 2018 Thread olives and pearl onions on a toothpick with little morsels of prosciutto di Parma for the perfect bite. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Throw a Laid-Back Holiday Party at Home, from the Team at A Summer Day Cafe," 6 Dec. 2018 In her home adjacent to the house my grandfather grew up in, Giuseppe’s mother, Giovanna, treated us to a glorious feast of prosciutto, lasagna, mozzarella and red wine—all homemade from the farm. Michael Siconolfi, WSJ, "Searching the Amalfi Coast for Long-Lost Family Ties," 11 Oct. 2018 Request the Godfather, which is filled with prosciutto, soppressata, fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, sundried tomatoes and fresh basil. Ed Condran,, "Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination," 24 June 2018 These breakfast sandwiches come with prosciutto, manchego, arugula, and pepper aioli. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunch & Breakfast Places in Seattle," 21 May 2018 It should be noted that the Calabrese salami, with its garlicky notes, along with the smoky speck, all ably shared the stage with the melt-in-your-mouth prosciutto. Andrew Marton, star-telegram, "Dining experience at San Daniele in Grapevine can be described in one word: bellisimo | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of prosciutto

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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