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

Definition of prosciutto

: dry-cured salted Italian ham usually sliced thin

Examples of prosciutto in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This sub from Grazie Grazie sandwich shop is packed with genoa salami, hot capicola, prosciutto, sharp provolone, extra virgin olive oil, red vinegar and house dressing. Los Angeles Times, "A michelada-spiced sausage and grasshopper ice cream. Here are the best new ballpark foods," 4 Apr. 2021 His recipe for a pasta with prosciutto and pea puree is a showstopper — vibrant and lush, electric green in color. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, "A luscious, verdant risotto fit for spring," 26 Mar. 2021 Use a slotted spoon to transfer prosciutto to a plate. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Do-ahead steps make a lavish homemade brunch easy," 24 Mar. 2021 Everything is either homemade or imported and you’ll be left craving more pizza, prosciutto, and maybe a flight to Italy. Zareen Syed,, "Altamura Pizza in Hinsdale turns pandemic-friendly ‘take home and bake’ into an authentic Italian meal experience," 21 Mar. 2021 And yet, the EU is losing its prosciutto over this, pausing the AZ vaccine rollout country-by-country-by-country. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "With checks in the mail, Wall Street wonders: is there a ‘stimmy’ rally in the making?," 16 Mar. 2021 Starters include a spring pea salad with prosciutto, shaved radish, fennel, farm greens, basil and white balsamic vinaigrette; hot smoked fish dip in a bread boule as well as a garlic crostini. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "The best Passover and Easter restaurant specials," 17 Mar. 2021 Initially, the meaty sandwiches — filled with mortadella, salami, prosciutto and served on crusty rolls — attracted the crowds. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Tony Caputo, founder of beloved Salt Lake City market and deli, dies at 72," 10 Mar. 2021 But the real treat is the Prosciutto and Mozzarella ($12), decadent rolls of prosciutto stuffed with mozzarella and then slightly fried. Globe Staff,, "3 places we supported this week," 2 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of prosciutto was in 1891

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9 Apr 2021

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“Prosciutto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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