American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An aged, dry-cured, spiced Italian ham that is usually sliced thin and served without cooking.
- n. A dry-cured ham from Italy, thinly sliced.
- n. Italian salt-cured ham usually sliced paper thin
- From Italian prosciutto, from Latin perexsiccātus, perfect passive participle of perexsiccō ("dry up completely"). (Wiktionary)
- Italian, alteration (probably influenced by prosciugare, to dry out) of presciutto, from Vulgar Latin *perexsūctus, thoroughly dried up : Latin per-, per- + Latin exsūctus, past participle of exsūgere, to suck out (ex-, ex- + sūgere, to suck; see suction). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The fourth course (out of nine!) was a scallop and Dungeness crab salad wrapped in prosciutto with lumpfish caviar and avocado.”
“This weekend Costco was selling flats of perfectly ripe figs. Yesterday I quartered and wrapped them in prosciutto for a quick, easy, and addictively good appetizer.”
“The soccer heartthrob, who has been in the country since January, has been spotted chewing the prosciutto, the Italian word for ham, on several occasions after being introduced to it by manager Carlo Ancelotti, reports the China Daily.”
“The prosciutto is from Italy (I agree with what Hajime said – “I don’t even know if it’s sustainable or not, actually, but it tastes good.”)”
“Please no more apps," Ms. Cameron Bure told a cater waiter who was carrying melon wrapped in prosciutto.”
“For this Croque Monsiuer Burger, instead of bacon, I wrap each burger in one slice of jambon de Bayonne, or, more easily found, prosciutto, which is the ham with which my favorite croque monsieur in Paris is made.”
“We ate them plain, stuffed with cheese, and wrapped in prosciutto.”
“It may not be Prosciutto de Parma, but this so-called prosciutto makes one of the best panini I've ever eaten.”
“The prosciutto was my idea and really kicks these to a new level of savory goodness.”
“Although, technically, it is a specially cured pork ham, calling prosciutto just a "ham" is like calling truffles just "mushrooms" - neither term does justice to the product.”
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Some more words for intermediate and advanced spellers.
I've noticed many, many words start with PRO and this is just a collection of them.
T-bone - Sounds good!
Shoulder - Alright.
Liver - Fine.
Sweetbread - Okay.
Gizzard - Pushing it.
Brains - What?!
Because I couldn't help myself. See luncheon.
As much fun to say as they are to eat.
Hecko, words! I’m so happy I’ve found you. I want to keep you all and never want to lose you again. I hope you like it here.
...items noted on my dry-erase grocery list either by me or, if misspelled, by my husband or by my son who does it just to be funny.
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