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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.

Etymologies

Italian, diminutive of pancia, belly, from Latin pantex, pantic-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian pancia ("belly") (Wiktionary)

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