prosciutto

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English[edit]

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A plate of prosciutto.

Etymology[edit]

From Italian prosciutto, from Latin perexsiccātus, perfect passive participle of perexsiccō ‎(dry up completely), from per ex siccus.

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Noun[edit]

prosciutto ‎(plural prosciutti or prosciuttos)

  1. A dry-cured ham from Italy, thinly sliced.

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin perexsiccātus, perfect passive participle of perexsiccō ‎(dry up completely), from per ex siccus.

Noun[edit]

prosciutto m ‎(plural prosciutti)

  1. prosciutto
  2. ham

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

prosciutto m (uncountable)

  1. prosciutto (dry-cured ham from Italy)