saltimbocca

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noun sal·tim·boc·ca \ˌsȯl-təm-ˈbä-kə\

Definition of saltimbocca

  1. :  scallops of veal prepared with sage, slices of ham, and sometimes cheese and served with a wine sauce

Origin and Etymology of saltimbocca

Italian, from saltare to jump + in in + bocca mouth


First Known Use: 1937


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