from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Italian bacon that has been cured in salt and spices and then air-dried.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cured belly or pork; bacon.
Italian, diminutive of pancia, belly, from Latin pantex, pantic-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian pancia ("belly") (Wiktionary)