from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sliced salt-cured, air-dried beef that is dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, and black pepper before serving.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Air-dried salt-cured beef fillet that has been aged about 2-3 months until it becomes very hard and a dark red, almost purple colour.
Italian, diminutive of Italian dialectal *bresada, past participle of brasare, to braise, from French braiser; see braise.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian, from French braiser, to braise (Wiktionary)