pro·​sciut·​to | \ prō-ˈshü-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce prosciutto (audio) \
plural prosciutti\ prō-​ˈshü-​(ˌ)tē How to pronounce prosciutti (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 That resulted in items such as roasted brussels sprouts ($8) with bacon lardons, apple, toasted almonds and lemon aioli, bruschetta ($9) and baked burrata with prosciutto and sourdough ($12). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bonobo American Bistro in Shorewood weaves healthier options into its menu," 7 Feb. 2020 Top cheesy pizza dough with prosciutto and peach-arugula salad. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Peach and Prosciutto Flatbreads," 1 Aug. 2019 Croissant doughnuts come both sweet and savory, the former with white chocolate cream and cranberry compote, the latter packed with three types of pork — bacon, prosciutto and pancetta — and a maple glaze. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Twisted Croissant brings new wonders of the pastry world to Portland," 13 Nov. 2019 For example, the Pie Assassin pizza was created to complement its namesake IPA and combines arugula, fontina, prosciutto and tangerine zest. Anchorage Daily News, "Come for baguettes, stay for lunch: Fire Island bakeries branch out with sandwiches and pizza," 19 Sep. 2019 Choose from two different gourmet spreads that include delicacies such as Brussels sprout Caesar salad or prosciutto and brie on focaccia, packed in an old-fashioned picnic hamper., "Just add bubbles," 26 July 2019 Meats: Cured meats in particular are great choices, all kinds of sausages and salumis (fancy word for the salami family) and hams (prosciutto and soppressata on this board, speck is another good choice). Katie Workman, NBC News, "Think beyond your basic pepperoni and cheddar. Here's how to build the snacky graze board of your dreams.," 12 Dec. 2019 The antipasto included a trio of cheeses, hard salami, melt-in-your-mouth prosciutto and vegetables. Marc Bona, cleveland, "The Palazzo quickly finds receptive home on Cleveland’s West Side," 29 Nov. 2019 A half-order of goat-cheese ravioli with sage, brown butter, prosciutto and small melon pieces was a wonderful light bite, firing on all flavorful cylinders - salty, sweet, savory. Marc Bona,, "Murano keeps Italian focus in sleek restaurant setting (review, photos)," 12 Sep. 2019

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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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“Prosciutto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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