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: dry-cured salted Italian ham usually sliced thin
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1891, in the meaning defined above
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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