prosciutto
noun (plural prosciutti or -tos) Etymology: 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 Date: circa 1929 dry-cured spiced Italian ham usually sliced thin

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  • Prosciutto — di Parma Prosciutto (English pronunciation: /prəˈʃuːtoʊ/,[1], Italian ham) or Parma ham is a dry cured ham that is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked; this style is called prosciutto crudo i …   Wikipedia

  • prosciutto — Italian spiced ham. c.1938, from It., alteration (probably by infl. of prosciugato dried ) of presciutto, from pre , intensive prefix + sciutto, from L. exsuctus lacking juice, dried up, pp. of exsugere suck out, draw out moisture, from ex out +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • prosciutto — [prə sho͞o′tō; ] It [ prō̂ sho͞ot′tō̂] n. [It < prosciugare, to dry out, altered (prob. infl. by pro < L, PRO 1) < LL * perexsucare < per (< L, PER ) + exsucare, to extract juice from < L exsuctus, pp. of exsugere, to suck out …   English World dictionary

  • prosciutto — pro·sciùt·to s.m. 1a. AU coscia posteriore del maiale conservata intera con vari procedimenti e consumata solitamente in fette sottili o impiegata a dadini nella preparazione di alcuni piatti: salare i prosciutti, i prosciutti stagionano bene in… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Prosciutto — Die Bezeichnung Prosciutto wird umgangssprachlich für verschiedene Rohschinkenarten verwendet: Prosciutto di Parma, siehe Parmaschinken Prosciutto di San Daniele, siehe San Daniele Schinken Prosciutto di Guarcino, siehe Guarcino Dalmatinischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Prosciutto — Jambon de Parme Prosciutto Parma …   Wikipédia en Français

  • prosciutto — /proh shooh toh/, n. salted ham that has been cured by drying, always sliced paper thin for serving. [1935 40; < It prosciutto, earlier presciutto < VL *perexsuctus all dried up, equiv. to L per PER + exsuctus lacking juice] * * * …   Universalium

  • prosciutto — pro•sciut•to [[t]proʊˈʃu toʊ[/t]] n. coo salted ham that has been cured by drying, sliced paper thin for serving • Etymology: 1935–40; < It prosciutto, earlier presciutto < VL *perexsūctus all dried up = L per per +exsūctus lacking juice,… …   From formal English to slang

  • prosciutto — noun /prəˈʃuː.toʊ/ A dry cured ham from Italy, thinly sliced. Syn: Parma ham …   Wiktionary

  • Prosciutto — Italiensk for skinke …   Danske encyklopædi

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